Recycling is collected once every two weeks by Waste Connections on the same day as trash and yard waste collection. Recycling should be curbside in the designated blue container by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. The method of collection is single-stream, so all recyclable items can be placed into your 96 gallon cart. For additional information on recyclables and Mecklenburg County Convenience Center operations, please visit www.wipeoutwaste.com.
A brief description of items that can be recycled include:
- Aluminum and Metal Cans
- Aluminum Containers
- Empty Aerosol Cans
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Juice and Milk Cartons
- Plastic Bottles w/ necks only
- Steel/Tin Cans
- Do not bag up recyclables.
- Please leave space between all curbside containers of 3 feet. Leave 2 feet between a container and stationary object such as a mailbox.
- Do not put household bulk trash into your recycling container. Just because it fits, does not mean it belongs there. You can have bulk trash picked up by arranging a or disposing of it at a .
- Rinse food and residue from your recyclables.
- Make sure your container lid is completely shut when placing it curbside.
- Only place items designated for recycling into your curbside containers. Learn more by visiting www.wipeoutwaste.com.
- Please do not place plastic bags or wraps in your container.
- Do not put electronics or batteries in your curbside containers.
Recycling that does not meet the above criteria will be tagged as non-compliant. If the resident makes recycling conform, it will be collected at the next regularly scheduled pick-up.
Items that are NOT appropriate for curbside service include:
- Auto parts (Accepted at Mecklenburg County's Full Service Recycling Centers)
- Automotive Fluids
- Bulky Waste
- Car and Other Batteries (Take to one of Mecklenburg County's Full Service Recycling Centers for disposal)
- Clothing (Consider donating, if cannot be donated, place bagged items in garbage cart)
- Construction Debris
- Electrical Cords (Accepted at Mecklenburg County Full Service Recycling Center)
- Electronics (Accepted at Mecklenburg County's Full Service Recycling Centers)
- Food Wrappers / Plastic Film
- Hoses (Place bagged hoses in garbage cart)
- Light bulbs and Household Glass (Bring to Mecklenburg County Full Service Recycling Center for Proper Management)
- Mini blinds
- Paper Plates / Cups / Napkins
- Plastic Bags (Many stores have programs that accept these)
- Plastic Food Trays / Cups / Cutlery
- Plastic containers other than bottles with necks
- Polystyrene Foam
- Pots and Pans
- Shredded Paper
- Wire Hangers
- Yard Waste