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​Yard Debris Self-Haul Information

 Mecklenburg County residents and businesses can self-haul their Yard Debris to any of the Mecklenburg County Full-Service Centers for a fee based on the amount of material. This is a per visit and per unit fee.

As a county resident, you may have curbside Yard Debris collection where you live.  Mecklenburg County DOES NOT collect any materials curbside. Your City or Town or paid waste licensed hauler  does that for you.  If you have materials that you self haul to a Mecklenburg County  Full-Service Center, the below price schedule will apply.

If you self haul to a Mecklenburg County Full-Service Center, we prefer you bring the material in Kraft paper bags. These bags are compostable and break down without contaminating the finished composted product. 

Did you know that Mecklenburg County has large Kraft paper bags to give away for residents to use for Yard Debris? Click here to find out more information.

If your yard debris is in plastic bags, we can accept the debris but not the plastic bags. Plastic bags DO NOT break down and are a contaminant in the finished composted product.

You may bring the debris in plastic bags but you must take the bags away when you leave. 

Vehicle Type County Resident w/sticker Non-resident/commercial/no sticker
Any vehicle with fewer than 5-32 gallon trash bags of gass or leaves (No limbs, logs or brush)
No Charge$8.00 per visit

Any vehicle with more than 5-32 gallon trash bags of yard waste, but no lods piled higher than 2 feet

$8.00 per visit

$16.00 per visit

Any vehicle with built up sides; loads greater than 3 cubic yards, logs over 4 inch in diameter, or 8" trailer or greater will be weighed

Vehicles will be weighed

Vehicles will be weighed
All vehicles type weighed
All limbs & brush
$27/ton or $8.00 load minimum$27 per ton or $16.00 load minimum

Vehicles hauling ONLY pre-chipped wood materials


$17 per ton 

Fees may change on July 1 of each year.

What Yard Debris is acceptable at the County's Drop Off Centers?

  • Leaves (We cannot accept plastic bags; you must dump leaves and take the bag back with you.)
  • Brush (We cannot accept plastic bags; you must dump brush and take the bag back with you.)
  • Grass clippings (We cannot accept plastic bags; you must dump grass clippings and take the bag back with you.)
  • Clean pallets less than 5' in length (not painted or treated)   
  • Limbs less than 5' in length 
  • Bamboo less than 5' in length
  • Small Root-Balls that are smaller than a basketball are acceptable at the Full Service Centers

Compost Central and Foxhole accepts trees with diameters up to 48 inches; 

Hickory Grove and North Mecklenburg accepts trees with diameters up to 24 inches.


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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