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Mecklenburg County is home to a wide variety of businesses and companies, ranging from office buildings to construction sites.
The County does not provide collection services for businesses, companies, or residential establishments.
Any business that generates 16 cubic yards or more of trash per week, and has more than 500 pounds of corrugated cardboard and/or 500 pounds of office paper per month, must recycle the cardboard and/or office paper.
There are exemptions to this rule.
The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Department offers commercial drop-off centers , as well as
full service and self service recycling centers to businesses located in Mecklenburg County.
Businesses can self-haul solid waste and bulky trash to any of the four
full service centers.
Fees and size limitations apply.
Mecklenburg County Solid Waste hosts commercial hazardous waste collection events for businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste and less than 2.2 pounds of acute hazardous waste each month. More information on these events can be found on the
Business and Commercial Hazardous Waste page.
The County DOES NOT collect office and commercial business hazardous waste at the full-service centers.
Please find the list of haulers here.
The ABC Recycling Law requires the recycling of bottles and glass from entities that hold an ABC License.
It applies to:
Please visit the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance’s website or call them at (800) 763-0136 for more detailed information. HB 1518 is managed by the North Carolina ABC Commission. Mecklenburg County does not provide collection services for ABC permit or other businesses, companies, or residential establishments.
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400