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​Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The Household Hazardous Waste Program does not accept any business Hazardous Material per Federal and State laws. We cannot accept hazardous waste from a commercial vehicle. 

Businesses should contact the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for assistance.

Mecklenburg County offers free household hazardous waste disposal to all County residents.

Safety is our number one mission, therefore we request residents inform the fee booth operators and on-site staff when bringing HHW on site. Please be prepared to show proof of residency, such as a driver's license, upon request from site staff. 

We cannot accept hazardous waste from a commercial vehicle.

 County Full Service Drop-off Sites that have HHW facilities:

  • North Mecklenburg Recycling Center
12300 N. Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
Hours: Monday - Saturday; 7am - 4pm
 
  • Hickory Grove Recycling Center
8007 Pence Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
Hours: Monday - Saturday; 7am - 4pm
 
  • Foxhole Recycling Center
17131 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hours: Monday - Saturday; 7 am - 4 pm
 
  • Compost Central and Recycling Center
140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC 28214
Hours: Monday - Saturday; 7am - 4pm

What is an HHW Material?

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is hazardous material that if not disposed of properly, it can pose a threat to human health and the environment. The average U.S. household generates about 30 pounds of household hazardous waste per year. The United States generates about 1.6 million tons each year.

Acceptable HHW Materials

Unacceptable Materials:

· Pressurized gas cylinders greater than 20 pounds, ammunition, gunpowder, explosives,  radioactive materials, bio-infectious material.

·  Pharmaceuticals 

·  Smoke detectors - dispose of in regular trash collection


How to Store and Pack Materials for Delivery to us:

  • Store material in its original container if possible.

  • Label contents clearly.

  • Never mix different or unknown chemicals.

  • Keep away from heat.

  • Be sure containers do not leak.

  • Pack securely in a sturdy box for transport.

PLEASE NOTE:

The Household Hazardous Waste Program does not accept any business Hazardous Material per Federal and State laws. Mecklenburg County holds quarterly acceptance events for small businesses.  Otherwise, businesses should contact the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for assistance.

Need more information? Contact us with your questions or concerns by e-mailing us at: Solid Waste.

Address

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Disposal Site Hours Mon-Sat  7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact

General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867

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