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Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling


FLAT-RATE CHANGES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020

All Residential Waste & Recycling Centers: A television disposal fee of $10.00 per TV will begin on August 1, 2020 for all locations.

Austin Chaney Residential Waste & Recycling Center: All materials (garbage, construction & demolition, yard waste) will now be charged the same rate. Click for the full list of updated rates.


Residential Waste and Recycling Centers (Convenience Sites): All locations are operating under normal business hours. Only cash, check or exact change 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. Call 704-512-9821 with questions.

All locations are operating under normal business hours. 

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill and Transfer Station: All locations are operating under normal business hours. Call 704-296-4260 with questions.

Visitors: If you are sick, please stay home. During busy times, follow social distancing procedures (at least six feet apart).

Trash from a home with sick (isolated or quarantined) individuals: Double-bag trash items, and put all recyclables in the trash.

Compost may be purchased only on Wednesdays between 8 am and 12 pm until further notice.

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 am to 4 pm.


A bulldozer at the Union County Landfill

Solid Waste Management Facility (Landfill)

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

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 12:00 PM

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 Solid Waste Management Facility

Mattresses, furniture, and other bulky items

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

Costs at Solid Waste Management Facility

  • Household Recycling: free at all locations
  • 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
  • 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 AM – 7PM

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
Sun Valley: Closed in May 2019 due to school construction. Replacement site opened on April 16, 2020 at 4600 Goldmine Road
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
  • 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
  • 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
Ashley Terrell
Phone: 704-296-4226
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.