December 8, 2006
The amount of leaves, limbs and other yard waste accepted at Mecklenburg County's composting and yard waste facilities is up 50 percent over last year.
During November, the County's four yard waste centers accepted 11,050 tons of yard waste. That's up from 7,400 tons during the same period in 2005, a 50-percent increase.
Meckenburg County's composting and yard waste facilities accept yard waste collected by the City of Charlotte, private contractors, and homeowners anywhere in Mecklenburg County.
Once accepted at a yard waste center, leaves and limbs are ground into high-quality mulch or compost and offered for sale. Prices range from $4 per bag, or $3.50 – $26 per cubic yard, depending on the type and amount. Mecklenburg County residents can call Compost Central at
704-588-9070 to arrange for delivery of mulch or compost. The cost for delivery is $45, plus the purchase price of the compost or mulch.
Mecklenburg County yard waste facilities:
Compost Central Mulch and Composting Facility, 5631 West Boulevard, 704-588-9070
North Mecklenburg Yard Waste Facility, 12300 North Statesville Road, 704-875-1563
Hickory Grove Yard Waste Facility, 8007 Pence Road, 704-535-3781
Foxhole Yard Waste Facility, 17131 Lancaster Highway, 704-341-4962
Check the Web site
or call Char-Meck
3-1-1 to locate the center nearest you. You can also call a yard waste center for more information about mulch and compost for sale from Mecklenburg County.