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Waste reduction, or waste prevention, is reducing the amount and/or toxicity of waste before it's generated. Waste reduction is not an activity like recycling, but rather a number of things you can do (or not do) to create less waste.
Help reduce waste by learning about these practices!
Mecklenburg County has been recycling since 1977. We have a widespread and effective residential recycling program that includes curbside recycling in Charlotte and the Mecklenburg Towns and a network of eight drop-off centers. But, recycling alone isn't enough to sufficiently reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. To achieve that, Mecklenburg County is encouraging residents to practice both recycling and waste reduction.
Pledge to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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