The Metrolina Recycling Center, also known as a Material Recovery Facility or MRF, is the County's processing facility that sorts all of the single stream recyclable materials collected from residential curbside programs, schools, and drop-off programs throughout Mecklenburg County and several neighboring jurisdictions such as Cabarrus County and the City of Concord.
The MRF is an industrial facility that only accepts materials from commercial hauling companies and is not a location for any personal recycling drop-off. Please visit on of Mecklenburg County’s Full Service Centers for any Drop-off recycling that you may have.
The materials received are sorted by people along with specialized equipment designed to separate the recyclables. The facility and equipment are owned by Mecklenburg County, the day to day operations are managed by Republic Services: a privately held company with experience running the operations and preparing the sorted materials for the marketplace.
The MRF does not have any in-person tours at this time, but we do have on-line videos and on-line education opportunities for interested persons or groups.
The Metrolina Recycling Center offers educational presentations that will allow you to find out more about this amazing process for yourself and learn more about recycling and how it all works.