“Fall Clean Out” scheduled for Nov. 21 at Expo Center

On Nov. 21, residents of Granville County can bring recyclable and hazardous household items to the Expo and Convention Center in Oxford as the annual “Fall Clean Out” is held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Due to statewide health requirements, this year’s event will be a drive-through, with assistance provided at each designated station.


On site to collect items for recycling and safe disposal will be the following vendors:


* Veolia – will be collecting paint, paint-related materials, household cleaners, old gasoline, drain cleaners, fluorescent light tubes and other hazardous household materials;


* Department of Agriculture – will be accepting pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, weed killers, etc.;


* Shred Ace – will be providing on-site document shredding;


* Interstate Batteries – will be collecting car batteries, motorcycle/boat batteries, lithium/lithium ion batteries, hearing aid and watch batteries, etc.; and


* Granville County Sheriff’s Office – will be collecting medications, inhalers, sharps, diabetic supplies, ammunition, flares and fireworks.


In addition, scrap metal such as junk lawnmowers, broken appliances, bicycles and metal furniture will be accepted, as well as electronics (computers, televisions, laptops, printers, etc.) for recycling.


The Granville County Humane Society will also be on site to accept donations of pet supplies, dog and cat food, leashes, collars, crates, pet beds, kitty litter and towels.


Last year’s event resulted in the collection of 6,200 pounds of paint, more than 700 pounds of pesticides/fungicides/herbicides, 3,100 pounds of electronics, 3,000 pounds of scrap metal, 5,000 pounds of shredded paper, 2,900 pounds of household chemicals and many more household items.


“We appreciate everyone’s efforts in keeping these harmful items out of the community and the environment,” said Teresa Baker, Granville County Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator.


For more details, contact Baker at 919-725-1417 or at


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