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Business Recycling in Mecklenburg County
Business Recycling 101

Source Separation Ordinance
The Source Separation Ordinance (SSO) requires that most business in Mecklenburg County separate paper and cardboard for recycling purposes. Click here to see if this ordinance affects you.

Guides to Waste Reduction
The Commercial Waste Reduction and Resource Guide provides information about the Source Separation Ordinance and the benefits of a Waste Reduction program to your business and the community.

Waste reduction can also help businesses save money. Find out more, including recycling, waste prevention and reuse strategies, with Seven Steps to Start Waste Reduction.

One of the first steps to implementing a Recycling Program is to complete a Waste Assessment, so you understand where your waste stream is coming from, what it is composed of and how much it is currently costing you. This can be done with a Waste Assessment.

Once the waste assessment is complete these Questions to ask Haulers/Recyclers will help you select the right company to accomplish your waste reduction goals.

Business Specific Recycling Fact Sheets
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Restaurants - Reducing Food Waste

Items Banned from Disposal in Landfills

  • Used Oil & Oil Filters
  • Yard Trash
  • White Goods
  • Antifreeze
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Whole Scrap Tires
  • Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Mercury Containing Thermostats
  • Oyster Shells
  • Wooden Pallets
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • ABC Beverage Containers
  • Computer Equipment
  • Televisions

     For Recycling Assistance, call the Business Info Line

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