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​​​​​​​​Full-Service Drop-Off Centers & Disposal Centers - General Information


Mecklenburg County 2023 Holiday & Full-Service Center Closings


Mecklenburg County Centers are for the use of Mecklenburg County Residents. 

All vehicles MUST display a sticker that will determine the payment level for services rendered. For more information on fees and payment, please visit: Residential Disposal Fees for FY2023 or Commercial/Non-Resident Disposal Fees FY2023Stickers are available by visiting the Fee Attendant area (scales). 

Residents outside of Mecklenburg County may purchase an Out of County Entry Sticker at any of our Full-Service Centers. The stickers are $80 for a full year or $40 for the second-half of the year. Stickers follow our Fiscal Year Period, which is July to June. Out of County stickers are necessary to receive equivalent fee schedules as Mecklenburg County residents. If no Out of County sticker is displayed then every visit, includinf recycling disposal, will be charged on a per visit basis.




Full-Service DROP-OFF Center locations ONLY
Normal Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Acceptable RECYCLABLE Items:

  • Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.)
  • Plastic Bottles and Jugs WITH NECKS that are smaller than the container's body. (REMOVE AND DISCARD THE PUMP FROM LOTION AND OTHER PUMP BOTTLES)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Milk and Juice Cartons, Juice Boxes
  • Aluminum/steel/tin cans
  • Spiral paper cans (i.e. frozen juice cans)
  • Glass jars/bottles (all colors)
  • Junk mail and Mixed Paper (office paper, junk mail, envelopes, cereal boxes without liners, paper bags, gift boxes, gift wrap, dry food boxes, beer and pop cartons, mail tubes, paper towel rolls, index cards, file folders, paper egg cartons, and paper food trays)
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Telephone books
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard
  • Household batteries (camcorder, laptop, camera, flashlight batteries, etc.)
  • Lead-acid (car) batteries
  • Scrap aluminum and ferrous metal (bed frames, swing sets, etc.)
  • Construction & Demolition debris
  • Paint: oil and water-based (up to 100 pounds from residents)
  • Motor oil: 20 gal. per resident, per day
  • Antifreeze: 20 gal. per resident, per day 
  • Transmission fluid (limit 20 gallons)
  • Cooking oil (Limit 20 gallons)
  • Tires ( Limit 5)
  • Bicycle tires and inner tubes
  • Propane tanks from gas grills (empty!)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Computer and Television Monitors (Limit 2)
  • Electronics
  • (New): Shredded paper, books, and rigid foam 

Full Service Recycling Centers

Contact us at Solid Waste for reservations or disposal limits.


  • Any thing not listed above. No exceptions.

  • Ceramic cups, window or windshield glass, Pyrex, glass dinnerware-plates.  

  • Paper contaminated with food residue; diapers, textbooks, Styrofoam, plastic food containers, gift bows, and ribbons, or plastic bags or plastic film.
    These items are trash. Please place in the trash bins at the centers.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal: (Residents Only)
Mecklenburg County will help residents safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) at no charge. HHW may be taken to any of the Full-Service Drop-Off Centers: North Mecklenburg Recycling Center, Hickory Grove Recycling Center, Compost Central Recycling Center, and Foxhole Recycling Center where it is properly handled. 

For more information, contact our 24 hr. Info Line at (980) 314-3867 or by email.  Remember, Mecklenburg County does not collect your materials curbside - curbside collection occurs from your local Town or the City - if you live in an Unincorporated area of Mecklenburg County and desire curbside collection, you will need to contact a private and licensed collection company.


Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


Hours: Disposal Site Hours Mon-Sat  7 a.m. - 4 p.m.


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867