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Special COVID-19 Information from Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program. We want everyone to remain safe and place proper items in the correct place. Please view the videos below:

Mecklenburg County COVID-19 Pandemic Recycling Center Safety Message

Mecklenburg County has many downloadable pieces of information available to you regarding recycling.  You are welcome to download any of these documents for your use at home, work or school.  We want to help educate everyone in Mecklenburg County's service area on "Recycling Right"!

Recycling Brochures

Church Recycling Flyer (small)                            Church Recycling Flyer (Legal)

Apartment Poster (small - english)                       Apartment Poster (Small - Spanish)

FY2020 WipeOutWaste Guide                             Recycle Right Doorhangers                                   

Meck Recycle Right Mini Guide FY2021.pdf       FY2020 Recycle Right Mini Guide (Spanish)


Recycling Campaigns

Mecklenburg County Recycle Right.pdf

Recycle Right Buy Postcard.pdf

Recycle Right No Plastic Bags.pdf

       Recycle Right Pledge

Informational Videos

Recycle Right! (From Curb to MRF)

Recycling Woes

Recycle Right Webinar presentation 2021

Recycling Commercials

Bottles, Cans & Cardboard 2          Pizza Boxes Commercial 2                                 Plastic Bags   

Handling Propane Tanks                Improper Recycling of Plastic Bags                   Improper Recycling

Wishful Recycling                           NO Clamshells!                                             Improper Recycling 2

NO Clamshells 2!                           Bottles, Cardboards & Cans                              Tips from A Dog     

The Sergeant Says    


Other Videos

Republic's Recycling Reimagined                                              What happens to your recyclables?

Recyclables at the MRF                                                             Recycling at Home

Arrival at the MRF                                                                       Sorting the Materials

Baling the Materials                                                                    Sold to Manufacturers

Recycling Articles

Recycling: You're doing it Wrong

Ordinances and Laws

Mecklenburg County's Business Recycling Ordinance (The "Source Separation Ordinance")  - Requires certain businesses to recycle office paper and corrugated cardboard. 

​​Mecklenburg County ABC Law - Requires restaurants and bars with on premise s ABC permits to recycle their bottles and cans.

FY21 Fee Ordinance-pdf.pdf

Business Recycling Programs



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

close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400