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Solid Waste Services

Serves Charlotte - http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/SWS/CurbIt/Recycling/Pages/Home.aspx
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What's in this profile?

Everything you need to know to become an informed recycler in Charlotte. Scan the summaries to the left then click the links to the company or agency's website for more detailed information.

Curbside Quick Reference

Plastic #1 - PETEPlastic #2 - HDPEPlastic #3 - VPlastic #4 - LDPEPlastic #5 - PPPlastic #7 - OtherAluminumCardboardPaperSteel

Drop Off Quick Reference

Plastic #1 - PETEPlastic #2 - HDPEPlastic #3 - VPlastic #4 - LDPEPlastic #5 - PPPlastic #7 - OtherAluminumCardboardPaperSteel

Recyclable Plastics

All plastics #1-5 & #7. Not accepted: bottle caps/lids, Styrofoam, bags, and food trays/cups.

Recyclable Paper

Milk and juice cartons, cardboard, paper, spiral paper cans, and newspaper. Not accepted: shredded paper, pizza boxes, and plates/napkins.

What's Recyclable? In general, see: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/SWS/CurbIt/Recycling/Pages/Home.aspx
Plastics: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/SWS/CurbIt/Recycling/Documents/ReThink%20Recycling.pdf
For businesses: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/SolidWaste/BusinessRecycling/Pages/default.aspx
Service Area Maps You can use the Geoportal to find your collection day or use this pdf
Other Notes

In North Carolina, it is against the law to throw away plastics #1 and #2 and aluminum. Recycle it!

Aerosol cans are also recyclable.

Phone 704-336-2241
Address 600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Last Updated 2011-03-20 19:00:06

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