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Recycling and Solid Waste Management 

The purpose of our Mecklenburg County Solid Waste programs is to secure disposal locations for all waste materials.   Mecklenburg County does not collect your household waste or recyclables.  That service is provided by the municipality in which you live. If you live in an unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County, or you are a business in Mecklenburg County, contact a licensed waste hauler for pickup service. 

If you are a resident or business and desire to self-haul your waste or recyclables to a disposal location, Mecklenburg County operates FOUR Full Service Drop-Off Centers for your convenience.

Mecklenburg County operates a large Material Recycling Facility (MRF) that separates the recyclables into their various commodity types, such as cardboard, ferrous metal, and aluminum.  It is very important for you to know what materials can and cannot be recycled in your curbside can.  Materials that are "wishful" recycling cause damage to our system and eventually will raise your costs.  So please RECYCLE RIGHT.

  • Office paper
  • cardboard
  • pizza boxes
  • magazines
  • newspapers 
  • phonebooks
  • empty aerosol cans 
  • milk and juice cartons
  • aluminum cans
  • steel cans
  • tin cans
  • glass bottles
  • plastic bottles (with necks)



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