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​Food Waste and Composting Resources for Businesses

Business Recycling in Mecklenburg County

Over 20%  of Mecklenburg County's commercial waste stream is food waste.  That translates to over 143,000 tons of food being sent to the landfill each year [figure based on 2014 Study]. Businesses can reduce this volume through composting, donating food and adopting source reduction strategies.

Guidance Documents 

Composting Services for Businesses:

  • Earth Farms Organics : Provides organics collection services  for all types of businesses 
  • Crown Towne Compost: Provides organics collection services to both residents and businesses.
  • Wallace Farms:  Accept a wide range of organic materials that are compostable.

Anaerobic Digestion Options for Businesses

  • Blue Sphere - A 5.2 MW Anaerobic Digester in Charlotte, N.C. 



Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


Hours: Disposal Site Hours Mon-Sat 7 a.m - 4 p.m.


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867