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​Self Service Recycling Centers - General information


 Self Service Recycling Centers only will accept most Recyclable Items - NO TRASH

Self Service Centers are limited to accept the same items that you can recycle with Curbside Cart Recycling.

If you visit these centers, you may see County staff guiding you and reminding you of acceptable items.  We must do this to prevent contamination and ensure that all recycling is acceptable.

Acceptable Recycling Items: (can you link this to our acceptable page)

Paper (junk mail, magazines and phonebooks)


Aluminum Cans/Metal Cans 

Milk and Juice Cartons

Plastic Jugs and Plastic Bottles with NECKS Only

Glass bottles 


NO Styrofoam

NO Bulky Waste, No Chairs, No Large Metal Things, No Wood or Yard Wastes

Self Service Sites:

-Innovation Barn: 932 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205
-Reedy Creek Park: 2900 Rocky River Road
-Park Road Park: 5300 Closeburn Road
-McAlpine Creek Park: 8711 Monroe Road
-William R. Davie Park: 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday 7am-Dusk

Materials Preparation

Place acceptable materials into the containers. If the materials are in a plastic bag, remove them from the bag,  place them in the container, and take the bag back with you. 


Please do not leave trash or unacceptable materials at the self-service recycling centers. The recycling centers may be closed if they become trashed or if the recyclables are contaminated.

To find out a list of items accepted in curbside recycling, visit: What Can and Can't I Recycle Curbside.

To find a list of items accepted at the Full-Service Recycling Centers, visit: Full Service Drop Off Centers

Additional information can be found by using our 24-HOUR INFORMATION LINE AT (980) 314-3867.

To report a site that requires servicing, please contact us by email.

To view a list of Mecklenburg County's Full-Service Recycle Centers, click here


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