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What's accepted, not accepted in garbage?

Items Accepted For Garbage Collection in Mecklenburg County:

  • Regular household garbage
  • Old clothing
  • aper products
  • Dried paint cans without lids
  • Kitty litter and soiled infant diapers (double-bagged)

Items Not Accepted For Garbage Collection:

  • Plastics and aluminum (banned from the landfill - must be recycled)
  • Dead animals
  • Empty cardboard (cut into 3 feet x 3 feet pieces and place in the recycling cart)
  • Recyclable materials (please place in the recycling cart)
  • Yard waste
  • Hot ashes
  • Motor oil
  • Solvents
  • Wet paint
  • Pool chemicals
  • Flammable liquids
  • Other hazardous materials

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