Currently, State law bans aluminum cans and plastic bottles, among other materials, from landfills. To comply with this law, the County asks residents to recycle these items. The County also requires businesses with sixteen cubic yards of trash emptied weekly to keep their paper and cardboard out of their trash for recycling. Proposed changes to this requirement will ask smaller businesses, construction sites and some events to do the same thing, while reinforcing the need to keep aluminum, plastic and other State banned items out of their trash dumpsters.
These forums will address the proposed residential recycling ordinance and changes to the existing commercial Source Separation Ordinance. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Plan and recommended strategies for reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfills.
Public Involvement Forums are scheduled for:
- Sept. 16, 7 p.m. – Morrison Blvd. Library
- Sept. 17, 7 p.m. – Independence Regional Library
- Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Beatties Ford Library
- Sept. 25, 12 p.m. – Ikea Meeting Room
A brief presentation will be provided outlining the proposed changes. The forum will continue in an open house format where County staff will be available to answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to register to win an iPad. Residents can also provide feedback by joining the discussion at www.meckconnector.org/projects.
Registration is not required.