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​​​​​​​Compost Central Relocati​on



Compost Central and West Mecklenburg Recycling Center have moved to:
140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC 28214

​Community Open House
April 22, 2017    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Compost Central Grand Opening Community Event

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the move schedules for Compost Central?

The "old" Compost Central and West Mecklenburg Recycling Center site will close forever at the close of business on April 8, 2017.

What is different at the new location?

​The new Compost Central will have both Yard Waste and Recycling/Trash Disposal situated at one central location. No need to travel between two separate facilities.

Where do I go when entering the new site?

All vehicles should travel across the scale facility and the Fee Attendants​ will direct where loads go and they will let you know of any applicable fees that should be paid.

What happens at Compost Central?

Compost Central is the County’s primary yard trimmings management facility and is the County’s only composting center, producing a compost product for sale from the yard trimmings received.

More than 120,000 tons of yard trimmings were received in Fiscal Year 2016 at all County facilities.  Compost Central received roughly 60% of this material, mostly collected from residential curbside yard trimmings collection and landscapers.

Compost Central is also one of four facilities within the County where storm debris such as fallen limbs and overturned trees, resulting from a significant weather event, can be managed.

The Compost Central Recycling Center is one of four full service recycling centers operated by the County and is located adjacent to Compost Central. The other three centers are geographically spaced within other quadrants in the northern portion of the County (North Mecklenburg Recycling Center), the eastern portion of the County (Hickory Grove Recycling Center) and the southern portion of the County (Foxhole Recycling Center).

Where is Compost Central/West Mecklenburg Recycling Center?

Compost Central is located at 140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC 28214. It is between Fred D. Alexander Drive and Rozzelles Ferry Road. 

Why are these facilities moving?

Proposed Airport Expansion – CDIA informed the County of its intention to build a new 12,000-foot runway at the airport that would extend into the parcel leased by the County, essentially bisecting the parcel.  CDIA has told the County that operations at Compost Central will need to move by 2015.

Who currently owns this site?

The site is currently owned by Mecklenburg County.  The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program operates the facility.​

Can I tour the existing Compost Central facility?

Yes, Mecklenburg County is planning an open house event on April 22, 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM and tours will be available.

What materials can I take to the Recycling Center?

All four fully staffed recycling centers accept the same recyclable materials that are collected in the curbside residential programs, as well as household hazardous waste, white goods or appliances, scrap tires, metal, discarded electronics, household garbage and small quantities of construction and demolition waste.  The facility collects and processes residential and commercial recyclables, yard trimmings and solid waste. 

How can I learn more about this project?

For more information,  you may visit our​ home page or call us at 980-314-3867.​


Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


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


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867