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​​​​​Disposal/Recycling Centers

Self Service (unstaffed) Sites and Staffed Full Service Sites

Recycling and Material Disposal

Mecklenburg County DOES NOT collect the curbside materials. The collection at your home is the responsibility of the municipality in which you live. For residents wishing to haul their own materials, Mecklenburg County has two-types of recycling and convenience centers: 

To ensure a pleasant visit, please review the Acceptance Guidelines for Materials.

For commercial businesses, there are charges for construction debris, yard and tree waste, and bulky items (furniture), while the disposal of proper recyclables, bagged household trash, and cardboard is free.

All Recycling Centers Accept:
  • 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)

Full-Service Centers are staffed and accept a wider variety of materials for recycling, including:
  • washers and dryers
  • stoves, refrigerators/freezers (emptied please)
  • computers, TV's
  • lawn mowers
  • car and bicycle tires
  • household hazardous wastes

Full-Service Centers also accept trash & waste for disposal, some fees may apply.  

Visit the specific FULL-SERVICE Center page to see the specific items collected at each Center.     



Items we do not accept in recycling:  

  • Styrofoam and number 6 plastics  such as egg cartons, and packaging material
  •  aluminum foil
  • water hoses
  • Any plastic film such as wrapping, garbage and grocery plastic bags (please dump all recyclables out of the bag, and place the bag in the trash or ask our staff for a plastic film recycler)
  • vinyl records, kiddie pools, plastic drainage pipe

This is only a sample. Each bin is clearly marked with acceptable items, and at full-service sites, staff is always available for assistance.  Hardback books are collected in a separate bin and only at Compost Central, 140 Valleydale Drive.

 For more information, contact us using our 24hr information line  (980) 314-3867 or by email.


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

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