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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Business ​Recycling Resource Center 

Business Recycling in Mecklenburg County

Source Separation Ordinance

The PDFSource 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 Reduce Waste

  • Business Recycling Guidebook : Provides a proven framework for implementing a successful waste reduction and recycling program. Remember that an effective waste reduction and recycling program is one that meets the waste management goals for your business.

  • The Resource ​​Guide : Provides information about the Source Separation Ordinance, the benefits of starting a waste reduction/recycling  program at a business, and provides a blueprint for how to start a recycling program at a business.

  • ​How to conduct aPDFWaste Assessment: Take these steps to understand your waste stream so you can design an effective program to reduce it. 

Zero Waste​

Businesses and communities that achieve over 90% diversion of waste from landfills, incinerators and the environment are considered to be successful in achieving Zero Waste. To learn more about Zero Waste, please see the following resources:


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