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Recycle Right in Mecklenburg County​

City of Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson​, Huntersville, Matthew​s, Mint Hill​, Pineville

Mecklenburg County has a robust recycling program that ranks in the top 10 out of 100 Counties in N.C. for the successful recovery of recyclable materials per person. To keep our program a success, the City of Charlotte, and the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville encourage you to follow the disposal guidelines below. 

What can I recycle in my Cart?

In 2010, there was a shift in the collection process that allows citizens to put their recyclables in one container. While the one container made it easier to recycle, it also means people mix in items that cannot be recycled at the curb with those that can.  As a result, Mecklenburg County spends a lot of time and money removing items (also called contaminants) that shouldn't be in the curbside containers.  Often times, the "contaminants" are items that can be recycled at one of Mecklenburg County's Recycling Drop-Off Centers.

In your effort to Recycle Right in Mecklenburg County and understand the importance/benefits of recycling right, below are the items that are recyclable in your curbside container and some pro-environment tips:​



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