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Full Service Recycling Centers - General Information
Full Service Recycling Locations
Hours of Operation
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Monday-Saturday: 7am - 4 pm 

Guidelines for Full Service Centers

Recycling Center Acceptable Materials:
(Residents)

NOW accepting pizza boxes!
>  Plastic Bottles and Jugs (EXCEPT #6)
>  Wide-Mouth Plastic Containers
>  Rigid Plastics
>  Empty Aerosol Cans
>  Milk and Juice Cartons, Juice Boxes
>  Aluminum/steel/tin cans
>  Spiral paper cans (i.e. frozen juice cans)
>  Glass jars/bottles (all colors) (NO lids or caps, ceramic cups, window/windshield glass, pyrex, glass dinnerware-plates and cups) Junk mail and Mixed Paper (office paper, junk mail, envelopes, cereal boxes without liners, paper bags, gift boxes, gift wrap, dry food boxes, beer and pop cartons, mail tubes, paper towel rolls, index cards, file folders, paper egg cartons and paper food trays). 
>  Newspapers and inserts
>  Magazines and catalogs
>  Telephone books
>  Flattened corrugated cardboard
>  Eyeglasses
>  Household batteries (camcorder, laptop, camera, flashlight batteries, etc.)
>  Oil filters
>  Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.)
>  Lead acid (car) batteries
>  Scrap aluminum and ferrous metal (bed frames, swing sets, etc.)
>  Paint: oil and water-based
>  Motor oil/antifreeze/transmission fluid (limit 5 gallons)
>  Cooking oil
>  Tires (no more than 5)
>  Plastic 6-pack rings
>  Propane tanks from gas grills (empty!)
>  Fire extinguishers
>  Computers and Monitors

Unacceptable Materials:

> NO lids or caps, ceramic cups, window or windshield glass, Pyrex, glass dinnerware-plates

> NO paper contaminated with food residue; 
diapers, text books, styrofoam, plastic food containers, gift bows and ribbons, and plastic grocery bags

Full Service Recycling Centers 
Household Construction & Demolition Debris: (Residents)

We cannot accept mixed loads.
Prior to visiting a facility please separate yard waste, construction/demolition debris, and bulky trash.

Mecklenburg County will accept residents' wood waste (framing timbers, pallets, crates, spools, sheathing, treated lumber/decking), inert materials (concrete, brick asphalt pavement, mortar, sheetrock, rock, gravel), plastic (pipe, buckets, wrap) and other (shingles**, fiberglass bath fixtures, tile, ceramic, carpet, padding).

Residents will be charged $22 per pickup truck or trailer 12 feet or less. This service is available to Mecklenburg County Residential users only. Businesses can take C&D waste to the Foxhole Landfill, 17131 Lancaster Highway, 704-752-5827.

**If shingles are brought in on a trailer less than 12 feet, they can make up no more than 50% of the materials being disposed of. If the shingles are more than 50% of the load, they must be taken to the Foxhole Landfill.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal: (Residents Only)
Mecklenburg County will help residents safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW). Most HHW may be taken to the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center, Hickory Grove Recycling Center, West Mecklenburg Recycling Center, and Foxhole Recycling Center where it is collected by a licensed HHW Contractor. Call 704-336-7759 for a brochure about what constitutes HHW and how to store and prepare for transfer to these recycling centers.

Other: (Residents Only)
The center also accepts household garbage (which is everything else that can't be recycled or composted) and bulky waste items (mattresses, chairs, etc.) from county residents at no charge for disposal.

Please send your questions or comments to Lynn Streeter.


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