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​School & K​ids Recycling Corner

Recycling in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools


Recycle the Runway Event Information

This unique fashion show offers students attending a Mecklenburg County public or private high school an amazing opportunity to design, create and model an avant garde outfit from recyclable materials. Encourage the fashion creativity of your students, highlight your commitment to recycling, and compete for your share of thousands in cash prizes! 

Registration information can be located in the "Save the Date" document listed below.

Save the Date 2017.pdf

Rules and Regulations.pdf

Quick Reference Recycling Guide.pdf


Get Started Recycling!

CMS Recycling Progra​m
Private ​​Schools
Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools
Items you CAN/CANNOT Recycle
PDFMecklenburg Recycling Ordinance​​
Recycling FAQs​​


Important Information/Links

Grant & Award Opportunities
Recycling Fundraiser Programs
PDF Recycling Capture Rate Assessment (2005) 
Environmental Educational Centers & General Resources
CMS Milk/Juice Carton Recycling
Recycling Lesson Plans


Recycling Center Tours

Any public, private, home school or member of the public ca​n request a free tour at the Metrolina Recycling Center.   Visit Recycling Center Free Tours for more information or contact Paula Hoffmann at 704-598-8595.



Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


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


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867