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Mecklenburg County's ​​​​​​​Full-Service Recycling Centers

Acceptance Guidelines for Materials

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

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

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:

Recycling Centers: Monday-Saturday: 7am-4pm
Note: Hickory Grove Center: Saturdays NO TRAILERS LONGER THAN 10 Feet.  Please divert these loads to the  Compost Central or Foxhole Centers.

Foxhole Landfill: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm; CLOSED SATURDAYS.

All facilities are closed on Sundays

Full Sites are CLOSED most major holidays

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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 centers listed above.  There are charges for certain items, as found in the Residential and Commercial fee schedules.

Tips to remember:


  • Residents of Mecklenburg County can dispose up to 5 bags of household (kitchen) trash per day free of charge.
  • Residential and Commercial fees now apply for the disposal of bulky waste, construction and demolition, and yard waste.
  • 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.
  • Transaction made using a Business Credit Card and/or from a business or commercial vehicle are charged at the business/non-residential rate.
  • Non-Mecklenburg County residents may purchase a $75 annual sticker to receive same benefits as a Meck County resident. Purchase the sticker at any of the fee booths at the Full-Service Centers.
  • Separate all yard waste, construction/demolition debris, and bulky trash prior to visiting a facility.  Mixed loads are not accepted. Different materials are processed in different ways, and the State requires the separate handling and processing.  Some items like yard debris are banned from landfilling.  So please separate materials.


Trailer Limitations:


  • Hickory Grove and North Meck accept trailers that are 12 ft. long or smaller for Bulky and C&D Waste.  
  • Compost Central accepts trailers 12ft-16ft long for Bulky 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 and is closed on Saturday.
  • The Foxhole Landfill directs all trailers 12 ft. and longer to the landfill's working face to unload after crossing the scales. 
  • All trailers over 8 ft. long need to weigh in and out or be measured to calculate the disposal fee.


Items Accepted at the Full-Service Drop-Off Centers:

This is not an inclusive list. Based upon conditions and material composition, some items will be redirected to other areas of the site for disposal.

  • Appliances
  • Mattresses/Box Springs
  • Used Cooking Oils (Limit 20 Gallons)
  • Motor oil / Antifreeze / Antifreeze -limit 20 gallons
  • 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 3)
  • 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 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, dirt, and concrete are accepted Monday-Friday at the Foxhole Landfill only.  
   **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.



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

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