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Mecklenburg County facilities cannot accept any materials from commercial users, schools, apartments, or churches.
What materials are considered hazardous and need special management?
There are many items used at work that can be hazardous when handled or disposed of improperly. Business Hazardous Wastes include corrosives, flammable liquids, poisons, fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries, electronics, photo chemicals, etc. For a complete guide to managing your small business hazardous waste, see this EPA guide Managing your Hazardous Waste, A Guide for Small Business. This website focuses on the following universal wastes,* which contain substances that are hazardous to human or environmental health and should not be thrown into the trash:
If your business generates a small quantity of hazardous waste, you may qualify to participate in the Very Small Quantity Generator program (formerly known as CESQG). If you do not qualify, you will need to contact a disposal company to arrange for hazardous waste collection.
Very Small Quantity Generator are held on specific dates from 8 AM to 3 PM at Mecklenburg County Tire & Metal Facility, located at:
5740 Rozzelles Ferry Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
Businesses may prequalify by completing the forms below:
Business HAZMAT Disposal Registration Form 2-26-2020.pdf
For additional information, including the event dates, contact SolidWaste.
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