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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Small Quantity Hazardo​us Waste Generator Collection Event

Business Recycling in Mecklenburg County

Attention Businesses:

Looking for a program to responsibly dispose of your business's hazardous waste?

Mecklenburg County Solid Waste is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection Event for businesses that qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (or CESQG) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ( 40 CFR §261.5). To qualify as a CESQG, a business must generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste and less than 2.2 pounds of acute hazardous waste each month.

The CESQG Hazardous Waste Collection event will take place Wednesday, July 19, 2017. This one-day collection event will be managed by ECOFLO, Inc., a licensed hazardous waste processing company in North Carolina. There is a $75 handling fee for all materials, plus disposal fees. All transactions will be handled by ECOFLO, Inc. This event is by appointment only. ​

To receive more information and to set up your appointment please call 800-888-7982 or visit the event website at


Event Details:

DateWednesday, July 19, 2017
Time7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Mecklenburg County Metal & Tire Recovery Center

2740 Rozzelles Ferry Road

Charlotte, NC 28208


* This event is only available businesses qualifying as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)​

* This event is by Appointment Only

   To Schedule an Appointment:

   Call: 800-888-7982



Fee Chart:

Handling/Registration Fee $75
Waste MaterialFEE(s)
Hazardous Waste$5.75 per Pound
Non-Hazardous Waste$2.25 per Pound
Paint$3.00 per Pound
Electronic Waste$1.00 per Pound
Lithium Batteries$8.00 Per Pound
Alkaline Batteries$4.00 Per Pound
Ni-Cad Batteries$2.00 Per Pound
Lead Acid Batteries$1.00 Per Pound
Propane Tanks$10.00 Each
Fluorescent Bulbs$1.50 Each
Other (not listed above)Call ECOFLO, Inc. (800-888-7982)
  • ​Fees can vary based on quantity of materials

Event FAQ:

  • How do I know if I qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG)?
    • ​CESQGs are defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [40 CFR §261.5] as businesses that generate no more than 100 kg (220 pounds) of hazardous waste in a calendar month and no more than 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month. For additional information, see the resources listed below or contact ECOFLO, Inc. at 800-888-7982.


  • Do I need an appointment?
    • Yes, you must schedule an appointment with ECOFLO, Inc., to participate in this event.
  • What types of payments do you take?
    • ECOFLO, Inc., will accept Company Check or Credit Card (3% fee added).
  • Will this service be available any other day beside July 19?
    • No, the CESQG Collection Event is only available July 19, 2017.
  • If I my business is located outside of the county of Mecklenburg can I participate in this event?
    • No, this event is only open to businesses within Mecklenburg County.
  • If there any additional fees, other than the $75 handling fee, for this event?
    • Yes, depending on what type of waste you are bringing there will be additional fees


  • Is there a limit on volume?
    • There may be based on classification. CESQGs can generate no more than 100 kg (220 pounds) of hazardous waste and 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of acute hazardous waste each month. RCRA also prohibits CESQGs from storing more than 1,000 kg. (2,200 lbs.) of hazardous waste on site at any time.
  • What types of Waste/Hazardous Waste Can I bring?
    • Paint (Latex and Oil Based); Chemicals; Batteries; Fluorescent Tubes and Light Bulbs; Ballasts; Oil; Fire Extinguishers; Compressed Gasses; Spill Debris; Propane Tanks; etc.


  • ​What types of Hazardous Waste Can I Not Bring?
    • ​The event will not accept pharmaceutical waste or materials that are explosive, radioactive or infectious.

  • What is Hazardous Waste?
    • ​Per 40 CFR §261.3, Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it potentially harmful to human health or the natural environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, sludges or contained gases. Hazardous waste is generated from many sources, ranging from industrial manufacturing process wastes to consumer products, such as batteries. In regulatory terms, a hazardous waste is a waste that exhibits one of  four characteristics (ignitability, corrosively, reactivity, or toxicity).


Additional Resources:

US Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA):


NC Department of Environmental Quality:



Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867