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Small-Business Recycling Drop-Off Center Program 

The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Program offers recycling services to small business owners that qualify. Please note, there is an annual cost for this program. 

Businesses who would like to have a small business recycling container at their respective business, must meet certain criteria. Businesses must also agree to the Commercial Drop Center annual Terms of Use, and site clearance for an  8-cubic yard recycling can. If you are interested, contact Mecklenburg County Waste Reduction via email at      

These commercial recycling centers will accept the same recyclable materials as the County's Residential Recycling Programs (metal cans, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles). For a full list of acceptable items please click here -----> Commercial Flyer.

Businesses that generate larger quantities of waste and are required to recycle paper and cardboard under the Source Separation Ordinance are not eligible for the program. 

Recyclable Items Accepted at Commercial Drop-Off Centers 

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

If you are looking for locations of other Self-Service or Full Service Recycling Centers in Mecklenburg County, click the link below: 

Residential Recycling Drop-off Centers


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