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Residential Recycling in Mecklenburg County
Household Hazardous Waste 


Mecklenburg County offers free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal to its residents living in Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. The County contracts with ECOFLO to maintain collection sites at four recycling centers (see below). Hazardous materials brought in are collected and evaluated for recycling, treatment, or proper disposal by ECOFLO. By disposing of household hazardous waste properly, citizens help to protect our water supply and our natural resources. 

Most HHW may be taken the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center, Hickory Grove Recycling Center, West Mecklenburg Recycling Center and Foxhole Recycling Center where it is collected by ECOFLO, a licensed HHW transfer, storage and disposal facility. Learn how to recognize and properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste in Mecklenburg by downloading these brochures.

Household Hazardous Waste Brochure-English

Household Hazardous Waste Brochure-Spanish

E-mail or call 704-336-3461 with questions or comments.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste Info

What is considered household hazardous waste?
• Toxic - can cause injury or death if swallowed, absorbed, or inhaled.
• Flammable - can be ignited by a flame, spark, ignition source or hot surface under almost all temperature conditions.
• Corrosive - a chemical or its vapors that can burn or destroy living tissues at the site of contact, and deteriorate or wear away the surface of a material.
• Explosive - violently bursting when exposed to pressure to heat or other substances.

List of Household Hazardous Waste Materials

Non-Toxic Cleaning Solution Recipes 

Alternatives to Chemicals



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