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Business Recycling in Mecklenburg County

​Program News​

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. For more information, please click the following link​.


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

  • ​​​North Carolina Recycling Markets Directory -   Find brokers, processors and other outlets for recyclable materials and hazardous waste​ (including fluo​​​​rescent​​​  lights). ​​​​

  • 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​.


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


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867