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Accepted Materials: Mecklenburg County Recycling Centers will accept Household Hazardous Waste from Mecklenburg County residents, only. No commercial or business Hosuehold Hazardous Waste will be accepted.
Kitchen and Bath - Cooking oils and grease, air freshener, aerosols, general cleaning gents, disinfectant, drain cleaner, floor cleaner, hair color, hair permanent, hair spray, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, mildew remover, nail polish and remover.
Shop/Storage/Garden - arsenic, herbicides (link to EPA) fertilizers, insecticides (link to EPA), insect repellent, rodent killer.
Garage - aerosols, cleaning agents, asphalt/roofing tar, glues/adhesives, paint, paint thinner, paint and varnish remover, strippers, solvents, flammable oils, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, car wax, motor oil, household batteries (alkaline and nickel-cadmium, i.e. camcorder, laptop, camera, flashlight batteries, etc), lead acid (car) batteries, photography chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, pool chemicals, other chemicals.
We will only accept up to 10 gallons per day, per visit for the following items: motor oil, paint and antifreeze.
Closet - air freshener, aerosols, general cleaning agents, carper cleaner, furniture cleaner, shoe polish, pet supplies, dry cleaning agents, mothballs.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs & Tube-type Fluorescent bulbs
Recyclable Batteries: Alternate locations.
Recycle your cooking oils and grease at the Mecklenburg County Full Service Drop Centers. Do not put oil or grease down your drains!
Unacceptable Materials:Pressurized gas cylinders greater than 20 pounds, ammunition, gun powder, explosives, radioactive materials, bio-infectious material.
Tires - take to one of the four full service recycling centers.
Pharmaceuticals - special instructions.
Smoke detectors - either return to place of purchase or the detector will be disposed in our bulky trash collection.
How to Store and Pack Materials for Disposal:
Store material in its original container.
Label contents clearly.
Never mix different or unknown chemicals.
Keep away from heat.
Be sure containers do not leak.
Pack securely in a sturdy box for transporting.
The Household Hazardous Waste Program is not allowed to accept any business Hazardous material by Federal and State law. Businesses may also contact the NCDEQ for assistance.
Please call (980) 314-3867 or email your questions or comments.