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Mecklenburg County DOES NOT collect the curbside materials. Instead, the County processes the material at the Metrolina Recycling Facility. The collection at your home is the responsibility of the municipality in which you live. If you live in an unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County and you desire curbside collection, contract a licensed waste hauler.
This list is subject to change without notice. Contact the company directly for more information.
Full-Service Recycling Centers are facilities that are designed to accept various reyclables, as well as bulky trash, yard debris, and residential household hazardous waste. Their hours of operation are 7a-4pm Monday thru Saturday, and their locations are:
Information about fees can be found here, and is subject to change without notice.
Household hazardous waste is the discarded, unused, or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. These wastes CANNOT be disposed of in regular garbage. Any product which is labeled WARNING, CAUTION, POISONOUS, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, REACTIVE or EXPLOSIVE should be considered hazardous. Mecklenburg County residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at any of the four full-service recycling centers.
Safety is our number one mission, therefore we request residents inform the fee booth operators and on-site staff when bringing HHW on site.
The Household Hazardous Waste Program does not accept any business Hazardous material per Federal and State law. Businesses should contact the NCDEQ for assistance.
Mecklenburg County residents and businesses can self-haul yard waste to any of the four full-service centers for a fee based on the amount of material.
There is a per visit fee, listed in this document: Residential Fees. (Fees subject to change without notice.)
Information about fees can be found
Call 911 and report the activity, or contact the municipality where the violation occurred using the information below.
No. Shredded paper should be bagged and placed in the trash, along with plastic bags. If you store your recyclables in plastic bags, dump them into the bin and either put the plastic bag in the garbage, or take it home with you for re-use, or take it back to your local grocery store for recycling. Many grocery stores are able to accept plastic bags, and some also may take shredded paper. Do not place any of these items in your recycle bin or the County's recycling centers' bins.
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Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.