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Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Residential Waste and Recycling Centers (Convenience Sites): Only cash in exact change or check will be accepted in drop boxes at each location, with the exception of commercial haulers at the Union County Solid Waste Management Facility Scale House, which will accept credit cards.

Compost may be purchased only on Wednesdays between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Large loads of cardboard can only be accepted at our large Solid Waste Management Facility (2125 Austin Chaney Rd.), preferably Monday-Friday during business hours, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


A bulldozer at the Union County Landfill

Union County Landfill & Residential Waste and Recycling Center

Address: 2125 Austin Chaney Road, Wingate NC 28174
Phone: 704-296-4260

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closed on: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Large Commercial Trucks: Enter through commercial entrance and weigh at scale house

Non-commercial: First left on Austin Chaney Road from Olive Branch Road

Items Accepted at Above Residential Waste and Recycling Center

Mattresses, furniture, and other bulky items

  • Bagged household garbage
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Yard waste
  • Used motor oil and antifreeze (Residents only; 5 gallon limit)
  • Used oil filters
  • E-waste (Electronics)
  • White goods: refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.
  • Tires: off the rim
  • Scrap metal
  • Household recycling

Costs

Residential Waste and Recycling Center

  • Household Recycling: free at all locations (except TVs)
  • Garbage, Construction & Demolition, Yard Waste
    • Pickup Truck, Car, SUV or Van $10.00 per load
    • Single-Axle Trailer or Flatbed Truck $10.00 per load
      (2-foot sides or less)
    • Single-Axle Trailer or Flatbed Truck $20.00 per load
      (2-foot sides or greater)
    • Dual-Axle Trailer or Flatbed Truck $30.00 per load
      (2-foot sides or less)
    • Dual-Axle Trailer or Flatbed Truck $40.00 per load
      (2-foot sides or greater)
    • Box Truck or Covered Trailer $30.00 per load
      (less than 16 feet long)
    • Box Truck or Covered Trailer $40.00 per load
      (greater than 16 feet long)
    • Purchase of Compost $20.00 per cubic yard

Landfill

  • Commercial Costs:
    • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): $42.00/ton
    • Construction & Demolition (C&D): $36.00/ton
    • Yard Debris: $35.00/ton
    • Scrap Tires: $82.00/ton
Cans and bottles for recycling

Residential Waste and Recycling Centers

Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Closed on: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Locations:
Parkwood: 3214 Parkwood School Road, Monroe
Piedmont: 3005 Love Mill Road, Monroe
Goldmine Road: 4600 Goldmine Road, Monroe
Armfield: 5109 Armfield Mill Road, Monroe
White Store: 4517 White Store Road, Wingate

Items Accepted at Above Locations

  • Bagged household garbage
  • Household recycling
  • Used motor oil (Residents only; 5 gallon limit)
  • Used oil filters
  • E-waste (Electronics) – Only at Parkwood, Goldmine, Piedmont, and Armfield

Costs at Residential Waste and Recycling Centers

  • Household Recycling: free at all locations (except TVs)
  • Bagged household garbage:
    • Small garbage bag (up to 13 gallons): $0.75/bag
    • Large garbage bag (14-33 gallons): $1.25/bag
    • Extra-large bag (34 – maximum of 55 gallons): $5.00/bag

      *Garbage bag sizes measured according to on-site sample
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Contact Information

Solid Waste Director
Ron Gilkerson
Phone: 704-283-3576
Email: ronald.gilkerson@unioncountync.gov

Convenience Center Disposal
Stacey C. Vargas
Phone: 704-512-9821
Email: stacey.vargas@unioncountync.gov

Recycling Office
Jennifer Crumpler

Phone: 704-296-4213
Email: jennifer.crumpler@unioncountync.gov

Commercial Billing Questions
Lindsay Helms
Phone: 704-296-4234
Email:landfill.billing@unioncountync.gov



 

ABOUT THE SOLID WASTE DIVISION

The Solid Waste Division is committed to providing environmentally-sound and cost-effective solid waste disposal and recycling services for Union County residents.

Our funding comes from user fees, the majority of which are paid by private haulers utilizing our transfer station for disposal of Municipal Solid Waste and our landfill for disposal of Construction and Demolition debris. Like many other Union County Public Works functions, we are not funded by tax dollars, rather the Solid Waste Division is a self-sustaining organization dedicated to fulfilling our mission statement.