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While Mecklenburg County has a robust recycling program, there are still things you should
NEVER put in your CURBSIDE recycling cart . These non-recyclable items, listed at the bottom of this page, are accepted at any of our FULL-SERVICE DROP-OFF CENTERS as waste. For your CURBSIDE recycling cart, just the listed acceptable items please!
We strive to recycle many items; however we do not accept everything that displays the recycle symbol. Mecklenburg County DOES NOT follow the plastic numbering system, as many products are incorrectly numbered. Always refer to the acceptable list below for acceptable item types.
If is not on the above list, that means it is not recyclable in your Curbside Recycling.
So, we still see that you are reading here, and want more information? OK read below for some frequently improperly recycled items.
DO NOT PLACE THE ITEMS (Listed Below) IN CURBSIDE AND COUNTY RECYCLE CENTERS:
There are thousands of unacceptable items, and we can't list them all, but here are some of the more frequent "improper-wishful" items. PLEASE resist the urge to recycle these in your Curbside Recycling......
Our Compost Central location at 140 Valleydale Drive has a specific bins where we collect books for recycling.