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Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program has Enhanced Recycling that will only be accepted at the four Full-Service Recycling Centers.
What is Enhanced Recycling?
Enhanced Recycling consists of recycling "additional" items at our Full-Service Centers that are not allowed in traditional Curbside Recycling Containers. Enhanced recycling includes:
Bring us your rigid foam! Mecklenburg County Solid Waste will accept your white rigid foam in the specially marked bins at our Full-Service Centers. Look for "REX" the dinosaur. After getting dropped into Rex's special boxes at the Full-Service Recycling Centers, the foam will be found and melted down into a special densifier machine. That machine makes the foam material into dense ingots to ship to market. Additional information can be found on foam recycling by visiting MeckFoam.
Here's a little more information:
White Rigid Foam is:
Bring us your Hard and Soft Back Books! Do you have books that are not suitable for donation, out of date or damaged? Our Full-Service Centers have special collection boxes now for books. If you have books you need to get rid of, but not quite sure what to do with them, then this is an option for you!
Before you throw them out, we have the answer for you!
If the books have reached the end of practical use, drop them in the special book recycling bin at the Full-Service Centers. Here are some important tips for your to remember:
Do you have clothing, sheets, shoes, or other textiles that you want to recycle?
We now have the answer for you. Our Full-Service Recycling Centers have special bins to accept textiles. Textiles include:
These textiles will get sorted and repurposed. If it is too big for the textile bin, then it will need to go somewhere else at our Center. Always ask one of our attendants if you have a question while at our Centers.
Additional information about Enhanced Recycling can be found by visiting MeckFoam or by clicking here.
For questions or more information on enhanced recycling, e-mail us at: SolidWaste or call our information line at: (980) 314-3867.