Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
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The map on the right shows the locations of the six convenience sites throughout Union County, including the new site opened on August 1, 2016 at our central Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF). The entrance for residential customers is located on the southern end of the SWMF near the intersection of Olive Branch Road and Austin Chaney Road. The northern entrance is for commercial vehicles only. The expanded convenience center offers residents a full-service alternative to existing convenience centers with access to purchase compost and mulch.
|Name & Link to Website
||Street Address||City ST Zipcode|
|Armfield Mill Convenience Site||5109 Armfield Mill Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112|
|Parkwood Convenience Site||3214 Parkwood School Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112|
|Piedmont Convenience Site||3005 Love Mill Rd.||Monroe, NC 28112|
|Sun Valley Convenience Site||1407 Wesley Chapel Rd.||Indian Trail, NC 28079|
|White Store Convenience Site||4517 White Store Rd.||Wingate, NC 28714|
|New Salem Convenience Site||7910 East Highway 218||Marshville, NC 28103|
|Solid Waste Management Facility||2125 Austin Chaney Rd||Wingate, NC 28174|
All children must remain in vehicle while on Convenience site premises. For your safety, we require customers remain off the wall while disposing of items. All vehicles bringing loads into the the Solid Waste Management Facility and Convenience Sites are required by North Carolina law to be secured or loaded so as to prevent any of the load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise falling from the vehicle in which it is loaded.
*All garbage bag sizes will be measured according to our onsite sample bags:
*Flat-rate Trailer Fees-Only at Solid Waste Management Facility:
Construction & Demolition (C&D)-Only at Solid Waste Management Facility:
Yard Waste-Only at Solid Waste Management Facility:
Purchase of Compost-Only at Solid Waste Management Facility:
Union County accepts commercial disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW), construction & demolition (C&D) materials and scrap tires not eligible for free disposal. Commercial vehicles will need to enter at the northern end of the SWMF.
Union County Solid Waste Management Facility
2125 Austin Chaney Rd.
Wingate, NC 28174
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) TIPPING FEE* - $42/ton
*Minimum fee for MSW is $10 per vehicle
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION MATERIALS (C&D) TIPPING FEE:
YARD WASTE & PALLETS TIPPING FEE - $35/ton
SCRAP TIRES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE DISPOSAL** - $84.84/ton
Late Fee – Union County will assess late fees on credit accounts not paid by the statement due date. The minimum late fee will be $5 or 1.5% of the late balance, whichever is greater.
Residential Disposal at Convenience Sites
Recycling items accepted free of charge at all locations.
Items accepted FREE of charge at the Solid Waste Management Center and all six Convenience Sites:
Glass - Must be separated from other recycling items; this includes clear, brown and green bottles and jars. Glass must be either food or beverage type glass. Dishware, light bulbs, drinking glasses, window glass and lids will not be accepted.
Aluminum and steel cans* - Items include beer/soft drink cans, food cans, tin and aluminum cans.
Plastic bottles and containers* - Check the triangle mark on the bottom of the container. If it has a number 1 to 7 inside it, then it will be acceptable. Examples include PET #1 drink bottles, HDPE (#2), milk and water jugs. liquid detergent bottles, shampoo and conditioner bottles, food containers and plastic tubs.
*Aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers can be mixed together for disposals. All containers must be rinsed.
Corrugated cardboard* - These items must be flattened.
Mixed paper* - Newspapers, inserts, magazines, catalogs, computer paper, chipboard (cereal and other laminated boxes) and phone books are acceptable.
*Corrugated cardboard and mixed paper can be combined for disposal.
Motor oil and transmission fluid - A maximum of five gallons each may be recycled; these items must be poured into specified containers. *Motor oil can be disposed of at no charge at most automotive part retailers such as Advanced Auto, Auto Zone and O'Reilley Auto Parts.
Oil filters - Must be out of the package.
The following items are only accepted at the Solid Waste Management Facility on Austin Chaney Rd:
Antifreeze- Maximum of five gallons. Must be poured into a specified container. Must not be mixed with any other substance (except water). Only accepted at the Solid Waste Management Facility.
White Goods and non-ferrous metals - Household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, hot water heaters, washers and dryers. Appliances must be empty of all contents. Non-ferrous metals include items such as bicycles, swing sets, grills and tin roofing. Acceptable items must be at least 90% metal. Only accepted at the Solid Waste Management Facility.
Batteries - Car batteries only are accepted. Only accepted at the Solid Waste Management Facility.
Tires - Must be separated from all other materials for disposal, and must be removed from the rim and stacked properly by the individual in the tire trailer. Generally, five or fewer tires are accepted free of charge. For more than five tires, please call the Recycling Office to ensure trailer space for unloading and for details on cost. Only accepted at the Solid Waste Management Facility.
Electronics are accepted free of charge at the Union County Solid Waste Management Facility and at the Sun Valley, Parkwood, Piedmont and Armfield Mill Convenience sites.
Union County does not provide curbside trash or recycling collection services.
Residents may contract directly with any number of independent solid waste collection service contractors within the County for these services.
City of Monroe, Town of Indian Trail, The Village of Lake Park, Town of Marshville, Town of Stallings, Town of Waxhaw, and Town of Wingate provide curbside pickup for their residents. Residents of these towns should contact their municipalities for further information.
Union County sells compost at the Solid Waste Management Facility for $20/cubic yard.
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The Solid Waste Division is committed to providing environmentally-sound and cost-effective solid waste disposal and recycling services for Union County residents.
Convenience Sites Hours of Operations
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exception: The New Salem Convenience Site is only open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Austin Chaney Convenience Site is open the same hours as the Solid Waste Management Facility.
Solid Waste Management Facility Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12: 00 p.m.
Except: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day