Enhanced Meck County recycling program now includes textiles

The list of what can be recycled and dropped off at Mecklenburg County’s full-service recycling centers has expanded. The enhanced program has grown beyond large appliances, batteries, and electronics.

The recycling centers now allow residents to drop off white rigid foam, shredded paper, hard and soft back books, and textiles, according to officials with the county. Those types of materials can only be recycled at staffed drop-off sites. You should not place these items in curbside recycling bins.

All recycled materials will need to be separated and placed in specific containers.

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Blue donation bins for clothes, shoes, and accessories are located at the centers. You can drop off the textile where it will be sorted and repurposed.

“We understand our customers and residents want to avoid placing items in the landfill. Now, we have expanded our recycling services to meet that demand,” said Jeff Smithberger, director of the Solid Waste Management Program. “Our textile recycling donation bins are new this month.”

The centers will accept hardback and softback books that can’t be donated for reading because they are damaged or out of date. Officials ask you to check there are no plastic inserts inside the books. For shredded paper, it needs to be clean, loose and, dry.

The full list of full-service recycling centers is below:

  • Foxhole Recycling Center 17131 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte, NC 28277

  • North Mecklenburg Recycling Center 12300 N. Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

  • Hickory Grove Recycling Center 8007 Pence Road, Charlotte, NC 28215

  • Compost Central and Recycling Center 140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte, NC 28214

For more information about Meck County’s full-service recycling centers, click here.

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