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Moore County is temporarily suspending collection of certain materials at is seven convenience sites because of challenges related to the coronavirus threat.

Starting Thursday, the seven sites will collect only regular household trash, co-mingled recyclables, glass and cooking oil. They will temporarily suspend collection of metal, household hazardous waste (such as paint and fertilizers), small construction and debris material (including furniture), and electronics until Monday, April 6.

The containers used for these materials will instead be for household waste overflow.

While metal (and white goods), electronics and furniture will not be collected at the convenience centers, these materials can still be taken to the county landfill at 456 Turning Leaf Way off N.C. 5 along with regular construction material, yard waste, and scrap tires.

Moore County encourages, but does not require, residents to hold on to electronics, metal, furniture and similar materials until normal operations resume, a news release said. County officials say they do not anticipate any disruptions in regular landfill services, but additional restrictions could impact these measures.

“As we address evolving challenges facing our community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic we want to ensure that citizens have direct access to the most essential elements of Moore County’s solid waste program,” said Solid Waste Manager David Lambert. “At the same time, we must ensure that we have the operational capacity to meet Moore County’s increasing demand on solid waste services and that we are able to ensure that all environmental protection requirements are adhered to.”

Moore County’s convenience sites are located at:

* Cameron, 276 Cranes Creek Road

* Hillcrest, 5361 U.S. 15-501, Cathage

* Eagle Springs, 364 Eagle Springs Road

* Midway, 10496 N.C. 24-27 West, Carthage

* West End/Seven Lakes, 605 Love Grove Church Road

* Aberdeen (county landfill), 456 Turning Leaf Way

* Robbins, 1465 Leaman Road

For updates, visit the “Moore County Solid Waste” Facebook page or the Solid Waste website at www.moorecountync.gov/public-works/solid-waste

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