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Compost and Mulch Information and Prices

Bulk Mulch

Through June 30, 2023 BULK Mulch is Free.

Visit the Fee Booth at any of our Centers for specific guidance. 

Don't have a truck? You're not out of luck, as we have bagged materials available for sale.

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Visit MeckMulchMadness to view pictures of our available products.

Delivery options available, see below for details.

Bulk Compost Sales is available up to 5-cubic yards per day, per customer at the Hickory Grove, North Mecklenburg and Foxhole Centers effective immediately. Orders larger than 5-cubic yards will be directed to the Compost Central Full-Service Center, located at 140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC 28214. For reference purposes, a typical pick-up truck will hold 2-cubic yards. Visit the Fee Booth to obtain information about the free mulch, bagged, and bulk materials.

Any compost orders larger than 10-cubic yards must be ordered 24-hours in advance through the Manager by sending an e-mail to: SolidWaste requesting approval for amounts 10-cubic yards and larger.

Need compost or mulch delivered?

Mecklenburg County does not deliver mulch or compost but will list firms that have indicated to us that they are available to deliver mulch and compost specifically from our inventories.  The County does not endorse any firm, and you are free to contact other firms not on this listing:

At this time, the firms below have indicated they will haul bulk compost and or mulch:

McLean's Lawn & Landscape


Phone: 704-550-7066


Off-Duty Hauling & Removal


Phone: 704-506-5538


  Walker's Home Improvement


  Phone: 704-501-6258 


   24K Hauling

   Phone: (704) 916-9379

If your firm desires to also be listed here, please contact us at

We are seeking additional partnerships with interested delivery companies to delivery mulch and compost. Please contact us at: SolidWaste if you are interested in being a delivery firm for us.


Full-Service Recycling Centers: 

Hours of Operation : Monday-Saturday: 7am-4pm; Sundays: Closed. 

  Foxhole Recycling Center 
  17131 Lancaster Highway
  Charlotte, NC 28277

  12300 N. Statesville Road
  Huntersville, NC 28078

  Hickory Grove Recycling Center 
  8007 Pence Road
  Charlotte, NC 28215

  140 Valleydale Road
  Charlotte, NC 28214 

Why use Mulch and Compost from us?

         Pricing for Compost and Mulch   

Finished Compost: $20/cy – Available at all Full-Service Drop-Off Centers. Compost is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer and as a natural pesticide for soil.  Our stock is tested regularly to ensure it is weed seed and pathogen free. 

        • Compost (1-29 cubic yards)                                                                                    $18.65/yd3
        • Compost (30-99 cubic yards)                                                                                  $18.00/yd3
        • Compost (100-499 cubic yards)                                                                              $16.50/yd3
        • Select Hardwood Mulch: $13.99/cy – Only available at Compost Central location. This is wood “stick” mulch that has been run through our hammer-mill system two times.  It is less stringy than single hammered mulch and is great for plant bedding.  

        • Single Hammer Mulch: $10/cy Available at all Full-Service Drop-Off Centers. A chunkier product than the Double Hammered.
        • Wood Nuggets: $13.50/cy – Only available at Compost Central location. The deep dark brown "woodchip like" by-product of our compost screening process.
        • Bagged Compost$3.65/1 ft.3 - Only available at Compost Central & Foxhole locations. Our already fantastic compost material, but bagged and ready to go.

        • Dyed mulch coming Spring 2023

  For more information, e-mail us at: SolidWaste.


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