Programs and Resources
Carolina Recycling Association
A non-profit organization working to advance waste reduction and recycling in North and South Carolina.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
The (DENR) is the lead stewardship agency for the preservation and protection of North Carolina’s outstanding natural resources.
Division of Air Quality
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is responsible for protecting and improving outdoor, or ambient, air quality in North Carolina.
Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
The DPPEA protects the environment and conserves natural resources by providing technical assistance on the elimination, reduction, reuse and recycling of wastes and pollutants.
Division of Waste Management
The North Carolina Division of Waste Management regulates the management of solid and hazardous wastes, petroleum underground storage tanks, and the cleanup of old sites contaminated by chemicals.
Division of Water Quality
The (DWQ) in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is the agency responsible for statewide regulatory programs in groundwater and surface water protection.
Division of Water Resources
This division administers programs for river basin management, rivers assessment, water supply assistance, water conservation, and water resources development.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The Department of Education houses information that can help teachers, students and parents with questions they may have regarding kindergarten through 12th grade state education programs.
North Carolina Directory of Waste Reduction Contacts
This site provides links to the cities of North Carolina recycling contacts.
North Carolina General Assembly
This site provides legislative information within the state.
North Carolina Home Page
Office of Environmental Education
This office serves a coordinating role among schools, colleges, state and federal agencies, in promoting environmental education and natural resource stewardship.
Project Learning Tree in North Carolina
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning, international environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. PLT uses the forest and trees as “windows” into natural and built environments, helping people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them and their place within it. Check here to learn more about PLT and about workshop opportunities.
The Raleigh Recycling Program includes curbside collection from individual single family homes, onsite collection at apartment and condominium communities and drop-off centers located throughout the city.
United States Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4
This agency serves the environmental programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.