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Recycling and Other Services


Person County Recycling Center

Attendant on Duty:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
After Hours: Hoppers are
        available for self service

741 Martin Street
Roxboro,  NC  27573


The Person County Recycling Center (PCRC) opened in June of 2009. PCRC is a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) that accepts comingled recyclables from Person County and surrounding counties.

What is a MRF?
A MRF, which stands for Materials Recovery Facility, is an enclosed building that contains equipment that can mechanically sort mixed recyclable material and bale it up for sale to the recycling market. The facility is made up of a series of conveyor belts and a mix of manual and automatic procedures to separate the materials and remove any unnecessary items.

How do I go about recycling in my home or business?
Many people choose not to recycle because they envision a process where they must have separate containers for glass, cans, plastics, etc. and conclude they just don’t have the space. But it does not have to be that difficult. Simply set aside a container in your home and comingle your recyclables, i.e., put everything in the same container. Then, swing by the MRF during our convenient hours of operation when there is an attendant on duty or after hours where there are containers for self service.

All materials will be sorted at the MRF. However, we do ask that plastic and glass containers, as well as bottles and other containers, be completely empty. Any food and trash should be placed in your regular garbage receptacle. Businesses and other commercial users should unload from the same area but near the rollup doors where our friendly employees will be ready to assist you. PCRC is the first Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) run by people with disabilities.