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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.
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.
· Pressurized gas cylinders greater than 20 pounds, ammunition, gunpowder, explosives, radioactive materials, bio-infectious material.
· Smoke detectors - dispose of in regular trash collection
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.
Need more information? Contact us with your questions or concerns by e-mailing us at: Solid Waste.
On July 1, 2021 Mecklenburg County will increase service capacity. Read the latest service availability update.