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Effective immediately through September 1, 2022:
North Mecklenburg Recycling Center cannot accept loads (commercial or residential) over 3-cubic yards.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we cannot assist with unloading your vehicle and ask you to be prepared to unload yourself. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Mecklenburg County operates four staffed Full Service Drop-Off Centers that can accept nearly all materials that come from your home.
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Trailer Limitations at Full-Service Centers
All trailers over 8 ft. long need to weigh in and out or be measured to calculate the disposal fee.
Hickory Grove and North Mecklenburg accept trailers that are 12 ft. long or smaller for Bulky and C & D Waste. Oversized vehicles greater than 12 ft. will be redirected.
Compost Central accepts trailers up to 16 ft. long for Bulk and C & D Waste.
The Foxhole Landfill will accept trailers over 16 ft. long. Note the landfill is different than the general drop-off area. The landfill portion is closed on Saturdays.
The Foxhole Landfill directs all trailers 12 ft. and longer to the landfill's working face to unload after crossing the scales.
Some items are subject to fees, so please review our
Commercial fee schedules for more information.
Mecklenburg County also has five unstaffed Self Service Recycling Centers located through out the County. Only place the 6-basic recyclable items in the bins at the self-service, unstaffed centers. Do not leave any material on the grounds outside the bins.
Click here for more information on the unstaffed, self-service centers.
Charlotte, NC 28214
980 314 DUMP (3867) 24 hr. recorded info lineMecklenburg County residents can take their recyclable materials, yard waste, bulky waste, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste to any of the four full-service drop-off centers listed above. There are charges for certain items, as found in the Residential and Commercial fee schedules.
This is not an inclusive list. Have a specific question, email us at SolidWaste@MeckNC.gov. Based upon conditions and material composition, some items will be redirected to other areas of the site for disposal. Please sort like items by type to save time unloading and simplify your visit to our Center.
Mecklenburg County Full-Service Drop-Off Centers accept construction & demolition and bulky wastes. Vehicles and trailer limits are listed above.
If your trailer longer than 16 feet, you must use the Foxhole Landfill.
The for fee C&D and Bulky waste is based upon how much material that you deliver.
What is considered C&D waste? Items such as dimensional lumber, plywood, brick, block, carpet and padding, shingles, windows, doors, fiberglass bath fixtures, tile, ceramic etc. that come from the construction or tear down of a structure.
What is considered Bulky Waste? Items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, lamps, large pieces of Styrofoam, cloth, etc. that may come from the inside of a structure and is not on the accepted recycling list.
*Drywall and concrete are accepted Monday-Friday at the Foxhole Landfill only for reduced fees. **If shingles are brought in to any drop off center, they can make up no more than 50% of the materials being disposed of. If the shingles are more than 50% of the load, they must be taken Monday-Friday to the Foxhole Landfill for disposal.
***Small loads of dirt will only be received from residential sources at the Foxhole landfill only. The loads will be charged at the same rate as yard waste and limited to pick-up size and trailers.