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​Yard Debris Self-Haul Information

Mecklenburg County Solid Waste is no longer distributing free paper leaf bags. If you desire these bags, they are available at most retail hardware stores or on-line and many locations.

Examples of re-usable leaf bags are shown below:

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Consider using the locally manufactured Leaf Burrito.

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 Yard Waste in plastic bags, but you must take the bags away when you leave. 

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

  • Leaves - Brush - Grass clippings (Remember - 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 are considered as Yard Waste)   
  • 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