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WARNING: Please do not put batteries in curbside recycling. They are hazardous and can cause fires. Visit call2recycle.org for more information on where you can recycle your batteries.
NOTE: Please do not put plastic bags or plastic film in your recycling bin. Visit
Recyclethewrap.com for locations to recycle plastic film.
The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Division is comprised of a variety of branches responsible for many County-wide solid waste services. These services include the management and operation of the
four full service convenience centers, where you can recycle or throw away unwanted items and trash. These sites are open six days a week for your convenience. Note, there are charges for disposing of trash, yard debris and construction debris. Our program also operates and services
eight recycle drop-off locations (for small recyclables only) and supports other
recycling drop centers located at commercial businesses.
Our focus is reducing waste, while providing convenient service locations for you to use. At our sites, you will be required to separate materials, as many items go to different places for recycling or future re-use. Items such as concrete and clean drywall and logs/branches need to be separated, as we will grind them for re-use in other applications, rather than landfilling them.
Mecklenburg County processes waste and recyclables collected by the City of Charlotte and the Towns located in the County. Mecklenburg County DOES NOT collect the curbside materials. Collection at your home is the responsibility of the municipality in which you live. If you live in an un-incorporated area of Mecklenburg County and you desire curbside collection, you will need to contact one of the licensed waste haulers and pay separately for curbside service.
If you need additional assistance on curbside collection, please click on your municipality shown below:
Full Service Convenience Centers
Foxhole Recycling Center
17131 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte, NC 28277
Hickory Grove Recycling Center
8007 Pence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center
12300 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28078
West Mecklenburg Recycling Center
8440 Byrum Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208
For a full list of acceptable & non-acceptable items