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The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Department offers commercial drop-off centers to business parks and small business owners that are interested in promoting recycling in their area. The drop-off centers can help reduce regular garbage costs while providing a cost-effective way for small businesses to recycle.
For qualifying applicants, Mecklenburg County will place an 8 cubic-yard recycling container at your facility. Businesses hosting a commercial drop-off center must pay an annual fee to cover the County's direct operational costs to service the container. The annual fee to host a commercial drop-off center $285.
Commercial drop-off centers are free for the public to use and accept the same recyclable materials as the County's Residential Recycling Programs. As such, commercial drop-off centers must be placed in areas that are accessible to the public and other area businesses.
Companies that generate larger quantities of waste and are required to recycle paper and cardboard under the Source Separation Ordinance are not eligible for the program. Please click here to determine if this ordinance applies to you.
If you would like to host a business recycling center, please fill out this Application Form.pdf and e-mail it to Waste Reduction Recycling. Aspiring commercial drop-off center hosts will be considered based on availability of containers and proximity to existing sites. Call the Mecklenburg County Waste Reduction Office at 980-314-3872 if you have any questions.
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