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Mecklenburg County DOES NOT collect curbside trash or recycling.
Curbside collection is performed by either the City of Charlotte or one of the Towns.
If you have questions regarding a MISSED collection or would like to request a SPECIAL COLLECTION, such as bulky trash, dead animals, old televisions, etc., contact the community where you live using the information shown below.
If you live in an unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County, and you desire curbside collection, you will need to contract a residential hauling company.
Do you have questions about what you can recycle curbside?
Mecklenburg County residents ALL follow the same guidelines on what can and cannot be recycled at your home. While the County does not COLLECT your materials, the County does PROCESS them at our Materials Recovery Facility So please remember to RECYCLE RIGHT and only recycle curbside the items that we can process. Help us STOP wishful recycling. Unacceptable items contaminate the recyclables making whole loads unacceptable to our end users.
The following information is provided as a courtesy and may not reflect the most recent information from these towns. Please check their websites for up-to-date content.
Garbage and yard waste collection services are provided weekly. Recycling collection is provided every other week but on the same day as garbage and yard waste collection. Bulky waste collection is provided on the same as other collection services but must be scheduled for collection (see “Schedule it!” below).To ensure collection, all items must be placed curbside by 6:30 am on your collection day. Please do not block the sidewalk. Garbage and recycling carts must be removed from the curb by midnight on your collection day. For additional information on Curb it! visit curbit.charlottenc.gov or call CharMeck 311.
Need a second garbage or recycling cart? Call CharMeck 311 to order a second cart. There is a fee for each additional cart.
Do you live in an apartment or other multi-family property? Charlotte provides garbage, recycling and bulky waste collection services to you as well. Visit Multi-Family Collection for more information.
Recycle it! Recycling Preparation Tips
Rinse and remove all food/liquid residue from recyclable items.
Do not bag recyclables.
Place the recycling cart within six feet of the curb and at least three feet away from other collection items (garbage cart, yard trimmings and bulky waste) and obstacles such as mailboxes, vehicles, telephone poles, etc.
Prep it! Yard Trimmings Preparation Tips
Trimmings from shrubs and trees must be no longer than five feet in length and no larger than four inches in diameter.
Cut limbs and logs to four inches in diameter.
Place leaves and grass clippings in untied plastic bags, untied kraft (brown paper) bags or uncovered trash cans (not City-issued rollout carts). Piles should be separated and sorted by type of yard waste (limbs, loose debris, bagged/container or logs). Separated piles should be no longer than ve feet long and three feet high.
Allow two feet between each pile.
Place yard waste within six-feet of the curb and at least three feet away from other collection items (rollout carts, bulky waste) and obstacles such as vehicles, mailboxes, telephone poles, etc.
Schedule it! Bulky Waste Preparation Tips
Items such as household furnishings, appliances, mattresses, box springs, lawn equipment and similar items too large to be placed in the garbage rollout cart and not eligible for recycling or yard trimmings collection are considered bulky waste. If the bulky waste is a reusable item, such as furniture or building supplies, consider donating to a non-profit organization. Contact Goodwill Industries, United Way, Habitat for Humanity Restore, the Salvation Army, or Crisis Assistance Ministry for more information.
Bulky waste must be scheduled for collection. Items placed at the curb without scheduling WILL NOT be collected. Place bulky waste at the curb no later than 6:30 am on the day you are scheduled for collection. To schedule your bulky waste collection, call CharMeck 311, visit curbit.charlottenc.gov or download the Mobile App from your mobile device app store.
Residents can also drop off bulky items, recyclables, and household hazardous waste, at one of the County's full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction
Bag all garbage before placing it in the rollout cart. Garbage only! Recyclables should not be bagged.
Do not over fill carts.
Place the garbage cart within six feet of the curb and at least three feet from other collection items (recycling rollout cart, yard waste and bulky waste) and obstacles such as mailboxes, vehicles, telephone poles, etc.
704.892.6031 (Town Hall)
Cornelius contracts with Republic Services to provide solid waste collection services to its residents.
Republic Services will provide one blue recycling collection cart and one green garbage collection cart per single family household. If residents prefer to have more than this, they must incur the charges themselves and this is the only time they would ever be billed directly.
Garbage is collected weekly, and recycling is collected bi-weekly on the day of your garbage pick-up. Recycling must be curbside by 6:00 am on collection day. All items must be placed in the collection cart. Recycling week schedule can be found at www.cornelius.org
All recyclables should be placed directly in recycling containers. Please do NOT bag recyclables. See page 2 for acceptable items.
Residents can drop off bulky items, recyclables, and household hazardous waste, at one of the County's full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction contractor. If you need additional information call 311, or 704.892.6031, or visit www.Cornelius.org. Residents can also individually contract with a private hauler.
Cornelius offers weekly service of yard trimmings on the same day as garbage collection. Limbs cannot be any larger than ve inches in diameter and no longer than four feet in length. The piles must not be any taller than four feet tall and four feet wide. Bagged leaves are collected year-round in either tied transparent bags or untied opaque bags. Cornelius also offers a leaf vacuuming service for leaves placed at the curb from November 1st until January 15th.
Closest Full-service Recycling Center
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center located at 12300 N. Statesville Road.
704.393.6900 (Republic Services), 704.892.7591 (Town Hall)
Recycling is available to all Davidson single and multi-family households through a contract between the town and Republic Waste Services. In addition to recycling, Republic provides garbage, yard trimmings and bulky waste collection.
Residents are provided 96-gallon collection carts. The red collection cart is for single stream recycling and the black container is for garbage. For collection carts please call Republic Waste Services (704.393.6900).
The collection schedule varies based on the location in Davidson. Details can be found at www.townofdavidson.org/GarbageSchedule. Garbage is collected Monday through Thursday, and recycling is collected with garbage every other week. To report service problems, call Republic Waste Services (704.393.6900)
All recyclables should be placed directly in recycling containers. Please do NOT bag recyclables. See page three for acceptable items.
Residents may schedule a bulky waste collection of no more than four cubic yards of uncompacted trash by calling Republic Waste Services (704.393.6900).
Do not schedule a bulky waste collection for the disposal of "white goods” (appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.) These items, as well as household hazardous waste, must be taken by the resident to a full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction contractor.
Bagged leaves will be collected on the same day as garbage collection. All bagged leaves must be free of sticks and other debris. Residents are allowed up to 20 bags per week. Bags cannot be larger than 40 gallons in size and cannot be more than 50 pounds in weight. Limbs cut less than six feet in length and four inches in diameter are also collected. The total amount of yard trimmings cannot exceed four cubic yards.
704.596.9428 (Advanced Disposal), 704.875.6541 (Town Hall)
Huntersville provides curbside solid waste services to its single-family residences. The Town contracts its garbage collection, yard trimmings and recycling services to Advanced Disposal.
Residents are given a green cart for yard waste collection, a grey cart for garbage collection and a blue cart for recyclables. Yard trimmings and garbage are collected weekly and recycling is collected bi-weekly. All three containers are provided. Additional carts can be purchased through Advanced Disposal (704.596.9428).
Since recycling is collected bi-weekly, recyclables are collected on designated pickup days during recycling week one or week two. Recycling week schedule is at www.huntersville.org. Recycling must be curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day. Contact Advanced Disposal to report service issues (704.596.9428). Residents attempting to recycle banned items will be tagged as non-compliant. If brought into compliance, carts will be collected at the next regularly scheduled pick-up date.
Residents must pay a fee and fill out an application for bulky waste removal. Forms, fee schedule, and acceptable items are available at www.huntersville.org. Household hazardous waste items such as tires, oil, paint cans, batteries, and propane tanks must be taken by the resident to a full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction contractor.
Residents are provided a yard waste collection cart for weekly collection of small amounts of yard waste. Large amounts of yard waste are collected for fees based on size. Fee schedule and application is available at www.huntersville.org.
Residents may also haul yard waste to the County’s North Mecklenburg Recycling Center located at 12300 N. Statesville Road.
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center located at 12300 N. Statesville Rd.
704.393.6900 (Republic Services)
Garbage, yard waste collection, curbside recycling is provided free of charge to the Matthew residents. The Town has launched a voluntary recycle program for small businesses that are eligible to receive garbage collection in Matthews. It is provided at no cost to participating businesses.
The Town provides each residence with a 96-gallon green recycling cart and collects recyclables every other week the same day the blue garbage cart is collected. Additional recycling containers are available for a one time fee, contact the Town of Matthews. One blue 96-gallon can for trash is provided also. Additional trash containers are available for a monthly charge, contact Republic Services at 704.393.6900.
Garbage and recycling containers must be curbside by 6:30 am on collection day. All carts should be placed three feet away from each other or other obstructions, such as mailboxes. Carts must be placed with the handle facing the residence and the silver bar facing the street. Over other recyclable items may be placed in a clear plastic bag and placed beside the recycling cart.
Special pick up for white goods and bulky items, such as stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, mattresses, carpet (must be rolled and tied) and furniture can be scheduled by calling 704.393.6900. Household hazardous waste items such as tires, oil, paint cans, batteries, and propane tanks must be taken by the resident to a full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction contractor.
Leaves and grass clippings must be bagged in clear bags or other bags left open so the driver can see the contents. Bags must weigh less than 50 pounds each, with a 20 bag limit per week. (Drivers can spend no more than 20 minutes per home collecting yard trimmings). Branches must be cut to no more than 4 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. Stack limbs in small enough piles that an individual is able to handle. Do not block the sidewalk or street.
Closest Full-service Recycling Centers
Hickory Grove Recycling Center at 8007 Pence RoadFoxhole Recycling Center at 19131 Lancaster Highway.
704.545.9726 (Town Hall), 704.376.9359 (R.C.S. Inc.)
Mint Hill residents receive household solid waste and recycling collection services through a contract between the Town of Mint Hill and R.C.S. Inc., the solid waste service provider.
Each single-family household receives 96-gallon roll-out carts from RCS along with information on provided services. The green cart is for garbage and the blue cart is for recycling.
Bins should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on collection day. The holiday schedule is posted at the Town website www.minthill.com
Bulk items and other items not contracted for collection by the Town must be privately hauled to the appropriate facility. The pickup of "white goods” such as stoves, refrigerators, washers & dryers is available by contacting the town at 704-545-9726. Household hazardous waste items such as tires, oil, paint cans, batteries, and propane tanks must be taken by the resident to a full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction contractor.
Place yard trimmings at the curb by 7:00 am on collection day. Weight should not exceed more than 75 pounds. There is a 10 bag limit on leaves and grass clippings. Limbs and brush must be separated from other waste in one pile; four feet high by four feet wide and five feet in length. Limbs in pile can be no greater than five feet in length and six inches in diameter.
Closest Full-service Recycling Center
Hickory Grove Recycling Center at 8007 Pence Road.Foxhole Recycling Center at 19131 Lancaster Highway.
704.714.9400 (Signature Waste), 704.889.2291 (Town Hall)
Pineville residents receive solid waste and recycling services through a contract between the Town of Pineville and Signature Waste. New residents wishing to establish service, and current residents with service issues should also call Signature Waste directly (704.714.9400).
Large green rollout containers are used for both regular household trash and recycling. Recycling containers are marked with a sticker of acceptable recyclable materials on the lid.
Recycling is collected every other week on Thursdays, and household garbage along with yard trimmings are collected weekly on Wednesdays. A schedule of holidays and collection news is posted on the Town’s website at www.pinevillenc.net. Rollout containers should be placed at the curb no earlier than the night before pickup and removed from the curb by the evening of the pickup.
All recyclables should be placed directly in recycling containers. Please do NOT bag recyclables.
Pick-up of large, bulky items such as furniture or old appliances (no televisions or computers) must be scheduled directly with Signature Waste (704.714.9400). Household hazardous waste items such as tires, oil, paint cans, batteries, and propane tanks must be taken by the resident to a full-service drop-off center. Construction materials must be removed by the construction contractor.
Tree limbs should be bundled and no longer than three feet in length. Leaves and other yard debris can be bagged in clear or colored bags. If using a colored bag, leave it loosely tied so the contents can be verified.
Foxhole Recycling Center at 19131 Lancaster Highway.