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​School Recycling and Trash Disposal


Mecklenburg County has an Agreement with CMS Schools to provide all Recycling and Trash services.  The Schools pay for services and Mecklenburg County or its contracted providers provide all services.  We store recycling cans for the schools and distribute them when needed.

Posters that highlight acceptable recycling materials, including milk and juice carton recycling. 

Private schools are responsible for providing their own recycling containers and services. 

Private schools may also enter into contracts with Mecklenburg County Solid Waste for providing service.

To request these services, contact us at

 For more information on CMS School Recycling, click here----> CMS School Recycling Brochure FY2022.pdf

What to place in the recycle bins:



  • NO Plastic Bags, Plastic Wrap, or Plastic Film
  • NO Shredded Paper
  • NO Ceramics
  • NO Pots & Pans
  • NO Glassware
  • NO Paper Plates or Napkins
  • NO Batteries
  • NO Light Bulbs
  • NO Wire Hangers
  • NO Clamshells or Styrofoam
  • NO Plastic Food Trays or Cups


Contact BSM@CMS.K12.NC.US:


  • Missed recycling collection
  • Frequently overflowing recycling dumpsters
  • Missed garbage collection

Educational Material and solid waste management facts and games can be found in the Kids' Corner of the Resources section and also on the Videos & Cool Recycle Tools page.


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