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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.
Any vehicle with more than 5-32 gallon trash bags of yard waste, but no lods piled higher than 2 feet
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 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?
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.