Recycling Information


Davidson was one of the first communities in the North Mecklenburg area to arrange for curbside recycling. The following items can be recycled:
  • Plastic bottles (except #6)
  • Wide-mouth plastic containers
  • Rigid plastics (toys, buckets, etc...)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Milk and juice cartons, juice boxes
  • Aluminum, tin, and steel cans
  • Spiral paper cans ( i.e. frozen juice cans)
  • Glass jars/bottles (all colors, NO lids)
  • Junk mail and mixed paper (office paper, junk mail, envelopes,paper bags, gift boxes, gift wrap, dry food boxes, beer and soda cartons, mail tubes, paper towel rolls, index cards, file folders, paper egg cartons). 
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Telephone books
  • Cereal and food boxes (without liners)
  • Paperback books
  • Flattened corrugated cardboard (including pizza boxes), not larger than 3 feet by 3 feet
For more information, and to see specifically what cannot be recycled, please refer to this helpful link from Mecklenburg County's Land Use and Environmental Services Agency: RECYCLE  A few examples of items not to put in your recycling bin are:
  • Batteries
  • Certain plastics*- bags, wraps, hangers, food trays
  • Light bulbs
  • Shredded paper
* Some retailers will accept many forms of plastic in their storefront recycling bins: grocery, newspaper, produce, bread, dry cleaning, and zipper bags as well as plastic wraps from water bottle cases, diapers, bathroom tissue, paper towels.  They also will accept bubble wrap and shipping "pillows."  Please be sure all these are clean and dry when disposing of them.

Mecklenburg County- Recycle Right flyer

Other Recycling & Garbage Options

There is a full service drop-off recycling center on Highway 21, south of Huntersville, that will accept other trash and recyclables. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You must separate your trash and place it in large metal containers at the recycling center.

Mecklenburg County released fees and information for their solid waste disposal and recycling convenience centers.  

Note: Recycled mulch is also available for pick up at the site for a very reasonable cost. Prices are available at the recycling center.

Recycling Cart