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Recycling centers to close in Cabarrus and Rowan counties

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

Two county-operated recycling centers in Kannapolis are scheduled to close before the end of the year.

The Cabarrus County Recycling Convenience Center, located behind the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services at 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., will close on Aug. 1.

The Rowan County Recycling Center, located at 614 W. 8th St., is scheduled to close temporarily while the Rowan County Board of Commissioners considers a schedule for permanent closure.

Cabarrus County will continue to operate two countywide recycling convenience centers. The Cabarrus County Construction and Demolition Landfill, at 4441 Irish Potato Rd., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will also be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Also, the Cabarrus County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, at 246 General Services Drive, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.

The city of Kannapolis will also continue its curbside-recycling program. It will also offers drop-off e-waste recycling at the Department of Public Works, 1401 Bethpage Road, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Residents can call the Public Works office at 704-920-4200 to schedule an appointment on Fridays to drop-off oversized and bulky electronics recyclables.

Meanwhile, Rowan County operates a number of convenience centers. Residents should visit the Rowan County website (www.rowancountync.gov) for a complete listing of hours of operation and location.

For more information on the City of Kannapolis recycling program, call 704-920-4200.

For more information on recycling in Cabarrus County, call 704-920-3278.

And for more information on recycling in Rowan County, call 704-216-8593.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; On Twitter: @earriero
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