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Business Recycling in Mecklenburg County

​Program News​

The Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Business Recognition Awards Banquet took place on October 26th, 2017. This event recognized Mecklenburg County businesses with outstanding waste reduction and recycling programs. Congratulations to this years distinguished award winners!

Winning CompanyAward Received
Modern Fabrics
Recycling Program of the Year - Small Business
Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Recycling Program of the Year - Healthcare
Harris Teeter LLC
Recycling Program of the Year – Large Retail
Volvo Powertrain Reman Charlotte
Remanufacturer of the Year
Promising Pages, Inc.
Community Waste Reduction Partner of the Year
Corvian Community School
Outstanding Environmental Education Program
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. ConsolidatedThe Pacesetter Award

To view videos​ highlighting the recycling efforts of this year's award winners, please click the following link.   For additional information about the Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Program, please call 980-314-3872.

Business Recycling Programs

  • Wipe Out Waste Ambassador​​ - A  business recognition program with a focus on providing  free networking and educational opportunities for area businesses who have a passion for reducing waste and recycling in the workplace.  ​


​Business Recycling Resources and Directories

  • Recycling Center Locator - Locate over 70 free recycling drop-off centers open to residents and businesses. These recycling centers accept ​paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard​.

External Resources:

  • ​​​North Carolina Recycling Markets Directory -   Find brokers, processors and other outlets for recyclable materials and hazardous waste​ (including fluo​​​​rescent​​​  lights). ​​​​ *This resource is not controlled or affiliated with Mecklenburg County Government.

  • Make your Own Recycling Poster - Make customizable  recycling signs for your businesses recycling program. *This resource is not controlled or affiliated with Mecklenburg County Government.


Business Recycling Laws

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


​​​​Other Programs

  • ​​ReTire​ - Recycle your bicycle tires and bicycle tubes



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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