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Mecklenburg County's ​​​​​​​Full Service Drop-Off Centers

The North Meck and Hickory Grove Centers will be closing EARLY at 11 am on Thursday October 13, 2022 for a staff event. The Compost Central and Foxhole Centers will be open regular hours that day until 4 pm


Special Notice: Yard Waste Limits 

The North Meck and Hickory Grove Full Service Centers cannot accept loads (commercial or residential) over 3-cubic yards (or trailers longer than 9 ft) of brush, logs or other yard waste materials.  This limitation is due to a significant overstock in ground mulch materials.  Please take loads larger than these limits directly to the Compost Central or Foxhole locations. Addresses can be found below.


Do you have items that you want to 'Self-Haul' to one of our Drop-Off Centers??

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we cannot assist with unloading your vehicle and ask you to be prepared to unload yourself. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Mecklenburg County operates four staffed Full Service Drop-Off Centers that can accept nearly all materials that come from your home.  

Do you have items like:

​Mattresses/Box springs
​Old Televisions
​Old Lumber/Fencing
​Kitchen Trash
​Used Motor Oil
​Satellite Dishes
​Yard Waste
​Tires (Limit 5)

Yes, we accept all of those items and lots more. We don't accept explosives, ammunition or radioactive items. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a more detailed listing.

Trailer Limitations at Full-Service Centers

  • All trailers over 8 ft. long need to weigh in and out or be measured to calculate the disposal fee.

  • Hickory Grove and North Mecklenburg accept trailers that are 12 ft. long or smaller for Bulky and     C & D Waste. ​Oversized vehicles greater than 12 ft. will be redirected.

  • ​Compost Central accepts trailers up to 16 ft. long for Bulk and C & D Waste.​

  • ​The Foxhole Landfill will accept trailers over 16 ft. long. Note the landfill is different than the general drop-off area. The landfill portion is closed on Saturdays.​

  • The Foxhole Landfill directs all trailers 12 ft. and longer to the landfill's working face to unload after crossing the scales.

Some items are subject to fees, so please review our Residential and Commercial fee schedules for more information.

Mecklenburg County also has five unstaffed Self Service Recycling Centers located through out the County. Only place the 6-basic recyclable items in the bins at the self-service, unstaffed centers. Do not leave any material on the grounds outside the bins. 

 Click here for more information on the unstaffed, self-service centers. 

Full Service Drop-Off Centers:

Foxhole Recycling Center
17131 Lancaster Highway
Charlotte, NC 28277

12300 N. Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Charlotte, NC 28215

140 Valleydale Road

Charlotte, NC 28214 

Note the Hours of Operation:

Full Service Drop-Off Centers: Monday-Saturday: 7am-4pm
Foxhole Landfill: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm

All facilities are closed on Sundays

Full Sites are CLOSED most major holidays

980 314 DUMP (3867) 24 hr. recorded info line
Mecklenburg County residents can take their recyclable materials, yard waste, bulky waste, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste to any of the four full-service drop-off centers listed above.  There are charges for certain items, as found in the Residential and Commercial fee schedules.

Tips to remember:

    • Mecklenburg County residents are asked to display a blue entry sticker when using the Full-Service Drop-Off Centers. All entry stickers (residential, commercial, out-of-county) are available at the Fee Booths at the Full-Service Drop-Off Centers. Blue stickers are no cost to County residents. You will be asked to show your drivers license or other proof that you live within Mecklenburg County. 
    • Residents of Mecklenburg County can dispose up to 5 bags of household (kitchen) trash per day free of charge. If you have more than 5 bags, or if you are a Commercial entity, you will need to go to the Fee Booth to be charged.
    • Residential and Commercial fees now apply for the disposal of bulky waste, construction and demolition, and yard waste.  Click the links for those fees.
    • We accept debit cards and most major credit cards except American Express as payment for services; we do not accept CHECKS,  AMERICAN EXPRESS, nor CASH. 
    • If your transaction is made using a Business Credit Card and/or from a business or commercial vehicle the transaction will be charged at the business/non-residential rate.
    • Non-Mecklenburg County residents may purchase a $80 annual sticker to receive same benefits as a Mecklenburg County resident. Purchase the sticker at any of the fee booths at the Full-Service Drop Centers.
    • PLEASE Separate all yard waste, construction/demolition debris, and bulky trash prior to visiting a facility.  Mixed loads are not accepted.  Some items like yard debris are banned from landfilling.  So please separate materials before you arrive at our facility. Mixed loads will be charged at the C&D rate.
    • Our Centers close at 4 PM.  If your vehicle is not unloaded and exited our facility by 4:30 pm you will be subject to an extra charge of $50 for every 15 minutes.  Please plan accordingly.  Under no circumstances will anyone be allowed on-site to unload after 5 pm.

Items Accepted at the Full Service Drop-Off Centers:

This is not an inclusive list. Have a specific question, email us at Based upon conditions and material composition, some items will be redirected to other areas of the site for disposal. Please sort like items by type to save time unloading and simplify your visit to our Center.

    • Appliances (Microwave Ovens, Stoves, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, etc.)
    • Mattresses/Box Springs (Residential 1 set – No Charge; More will be charged)
    • Used Cooking Oils (Limit 20 Gallons per visit)
    • Motor oil / Antifreeze / Antifreeze -limit 20 gallons per visit
    • Automobile and Bicycle Tires (limit 5. Tires on the rim are charged a fee).
    • Oil and water-based paint (100 pounds from residents. Businesses with latex paint, please contact us for information)
    • Computers, Television Monitors (Limit 2 – Residential Only)
    • Other Electronic Waste
    • Yard Trimmings/Brush
    • Rigid Plastics (Hickory Grove Recycling Center ONLY)
    • EMPTY Propane tanks from gas grills and fire extinguishers
    • Residential Household Hazardous Waste
    • Fluorescent Light Bulbs (HHW Centers)

Construction & Demolition Debris (C&D) and Bulky Waste:

Mecklenburg County Full-Service Drop-Off Centers accept construction & demolition and bulky wastes. Vehicles and trailer limits are listed above.  If your trailer longer than 16 feet, you must use the Foxhole Landfill.

The for fee C&D and Bulky waste is based upon how much material that you deliver.  

What is considered C&D waste?   Items such as dimensional lumber, plywood, brick, block, carpet and padding, shingles, windows, doors, fiberglass bath fixtures, tile, ceramic etc. that come from the construction or tear down of a structure. 

What is considered Bulky Waste?  Items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, lamps, large pieces of Styrofoam, cloth, etc. that may come from the inside of a structure and is not on the accepted recycling list. 

*Drywall and concrete are accepted Monday-Friday at the Foxhole Landfill only for reduced fees.  
   **If shingles are brought in to any drop off center, 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 Monday-Friday to the Foxhole Landfill for disposal.

***Small loads of dirt will only be received from residential sources at the Foxhole landfill only. The loads will be charged at the same rate as yard waste and limited to pick-up size and trailers.



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