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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Solid Waste


​The new Compost Central and Recycling Center is located at

140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC 28214.

​​​​Order your compost and mulch today by calling: (980) 314-3880.



no_plastic_bags.png ​WARNING:  Please do not put batteries in curbside recycling.  They are hazardous and can cause fires. Visit​ for more information on where you can recycle your batteries.

NOTE:  Please do not put plastic bags or plastic film in your recycling bin. Visit for​ locations to recycle ​plastic film.

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Read the 2017 Wipe Out Waste Guide below:

Click to read the 2017 WOW Guide


Are you located outside of Mecklenburg County? Click on the counties below for more information on using Mecklenburg County's Full Service Recycling and Co​​nvenience​ Centers:


Mecklenburg County’s So​lid Waste is a ​division of the County’s Land Use & Environmental Services Agency (LUESA).

The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Division is comprised of a variety of branches responsible for many County-wide solid waste services. These services include the management and operation of the four full service convenience centers, where you can recycle or throw away unwanted items and trash. These sites are open six ​days a week for your convenience. Note, there are charges for disposing of trash, yard debris and construction debris. Our program also operates and services eight recycle drop-off locations (for small recyclables only) and supports other recycling drop centers​ located at commercial businesses. 

Our focus is reducing waste, while providing convenient service locations for you to use. At our sites, you will be required to separate materials, as many items go to different places for recycling or future re-use. Items such as concrete and clean drywall and logs/branches need to be separated, as we will grind them for re-use in other applications, rather than landfilling them.

Mecklenburg County processes waste and recyclables collected by the City of Charlotte and the Towns located in the County. Mecklenburg County DOES NOT collect the curbside materials. Collection at your home is the responsibility of the municipality in which you live. If you live in an un-incorporated area of Mecklenburg County and you desire curbside collection, you will need to contact one of the licensed waste haulers and pay separately for curbside service. 

If you need additional assistance on curbside collection, please click on​ your municipality shown below:

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Full Service Convenience Centers​

Foxhole Recycling Center

17131 Lancaster Hwy., Charlotte, NC 28277

Hickory Grove Recycling Center

8007 Pence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215

North Mecklenburg Recycling Center

12300 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28078

West Mecklenburg Recycling Center

8440 Byrum Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208


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Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867