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​​​​​​​​Full Service Recycling & Disposal Centers - General Information


 

 
Full Service Recycling Locations ONLY
Normal Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Acceptable RECYCLABLE Items:
  • Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.)
  • Plastic Bottles and Jugs 
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Wide-Mouth Plastic Containers
  • Rigid Plastic Toys
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Milk and Juice Cartons, Juice Boxes
  • Aluminum/steel/tin cans
  • Spiral paper cans (i.e. frozen juice cans)
  • Glass jars/bottles (all colors)
  • Junk mail and Mixed Paper (office paper, junk mail, envelopes, cereal boxes without liners, paper bags, gift boxes, gift wrap, dry food boxes, beer and pop cartons, mail tubes, paper towel rolls, index cards, file folders, paper egg cartons and paper food trays)
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Telephone books
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard
  • Household batteries (camcorder, laptop, camera, flashlight batteries, etc.)
  • Lead acid (car) batteries
  • Scrap aluminum and ferrous metal (bed frames, swing sets, etc.)
  • Paint: oil and water-based (limit 5 gallons)
  • Motor oil/antifreeze/transmission fluid (limit 5 gallons)
  • Cooking oil
  • Tires ( Limit 5)
  • Bicycle tires and inner tubes
  • Propane tanks from gas grills (empty!)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Computer and Television Monitors (Limit 3)
  • Computers 

Unacceptable Recycling Materials:

  • Ceramic cups, window or windshield glass, Pyrex, glass dinnerware-plates.  
  • Paper contaminated with food residue; diapers, text books, Styrofoam, plastic food containers, gift bows and ribbons, or plastic  bags or plastic film.
  • These items are trash and will be accepted as such.
 

Full Service Recycling Centers
Household Construction & Demolition Debris and Bulky Waste

You must separate your mixed loads.

Prior to visiting a facility please separate yard waste, construction/demolition debris, and bulky trash.
Mecklenburg County accepts, for a fee, residents' Construction Debris  such as: framing timbers, pallets, crates, spools, sheathing, treated lumber/decking; *inert materials ( brick asphalt pavement, mortar, rock, gravel);  plastic (pipe, buckets, wrap); and other (shingles**, fiberglass bath fixtures, tile, ceramic, carpet, padding).      

*Full service centers accept only small loads (pickup truck size) of Drywall and concrete.  Larger loads are accepted at the Foxhole Landfill only.   
   **If shingles are brought in on a trailer less than 12 feet, they can make up no more than 50% of the materials being disposed of. If the shingles are more than 50% of the load, they must be taken to the Foxhole Landfill.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal: (Residents Only)
Mecklenburg County will help residents safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) at no charge. HHW may be taken to  any of the Full-Service Centers: North Mecklenburg Recycling Center, Hickory Grove Recycling Center, Compost Central Recycling Center, and Foxhole Recycling Center where it is properly handled. 

For more information, contact our 24 hr Info Line at (980) 314-3867 or by email.  Remember, Mecklenburg County does not collect your materials curbside - curbside collection occurs from your local Town or the City - if you live in an Unincorporated area of Meck County and desire curbside collection, you will need to contact a private and licensed collection company.