Disposal and Recycling Centers

Mecklenburg County does not collect curbside materials. The collection at your home is the responsibility of the municipality in which you live. For residents wishing to haul their own materials, Mecklenburg County has two types of drop off centers: Full Service and Self Service. 

Full Service Drop-Off Disposal and Recycling Centers

County residents can take their recyclable materials, yard waste, bulky waste, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste to any of the four full-service drop-off centers Monday - Saturday from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

North Mecklenburg Recycling Center Construction Project

Important Things to Know about the Full Service Drop-Off Disposal and Recycling Centers

Self Service Recycling Centers

Solid Waste and Recycling operates five self service recycling centers that are limited to accept the same items that you can recycle with curbside cart recycling. These items include: aluminum and metal cans, cardboard, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles, paper, and plastic bottles and jugs.

Materials Recovery Facility

The Metrolina Recycling Center, also known as a Materials Recovery Facility or MRF, is the County's processing facility that sorts all of the single stream recyclable materials collected from residential curbside programs, schools, and drop-off programs throughout Mecklenburg County and several neighboring jurisdictions such as Cabarrus County and the City of Concord. Please note: the MRF is not a location for any personal recycling drop-off.

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