UCPW operates facilities for the disposal of municipal solid waste (garbage), construction and demolition (C&D) debris, yard waste and other recyclables. These facilities are co-located at the County’s Solid Waste Management Center on Austin Chaney Road. These facilities are primarily designed to serve the needs of commercial haulers that pick up garbage and recyclables from the residents and businesses within our community, although accommodations are made for the individual to dispose of these materials.
Union County also operates six residential waste drop-off sites located throughout unincorporated Union County to provide a convenient location for residents that do not utilize curbside collection programs, to dispose of their garbage and recyclables. Union County does not provide solid waste collection services within municipal limits and does not provide curbside collection of MSW or recyclables within unincorporated Union County.
Union County Public Works operates six Convenience Sites throughout Union County. The New Salem Convenience Site is only open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All other Convenience Sites are open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Only bagged household garbage and select recyclable materials are accepted at the Convenience Sites. See the Recycling tab for details on acceptable items.
HOUSEHOLD BAGGED GARBAGE
*All garbage bag sizes will be measured according to our onsite sample bags
Small Garbage Bag (up to 13 gallons) - $0.75 / bag
Large Garbage Bag (14 to 33 gallons) - $1.25 / bag
Extra-Large Garbage Bag (34 to a maximum of 55 gallons) - $5.00 / bag
All children must remain in the vehicle while on collection site premises. For your safety, we require customers remain off of the wall while disposing of items. All vehicles bringing loads into the Solid Waste Management Center and Convenience Sites are required by North Carolina law to be secured or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise falling from the vehicle in which it is loaded.
Union County Solid Waste Management Facility
2125 Austin Chaney Rd
Wingate, NC 28174
Armfield Mill Convenience Site
5109 Armfield Mill Rd
Monroe, NC 28112
UCPW has an established recycling program in place. Materials accepted for recycling include: Scrap tires, white goods & scrap metal, lead-acid batteries, electronics, used motor oil & filters, antifreeze, paper & cardboard, select plastics & glass. Recyclable materials are accepted at no charge to the customer.
Union County has a contract with Mecklenburg County for the disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Union County residents can take their HHW to one of two drop-off sites located in Mecklenburg County and dispose of it at no charge (UCPW is invoiced). For additional information visit the Mecklenburg County Household Hazardous Waste Program website.
*Aluminum and steel cans, and plastic bottles and containers can be mixed together for disposals. All containers must be rinsed.
*Corrugated cardboard and mixed paper can be combined for disposal.
Motor Oil & Transmission Fluid - Maximum of five (5) gallons each. Must be poured into specified container.
Items accepted FREE of charge at the Solid Waste Management Center only:
Electronics are accepted free of charge at the Landfill and at the Sun Valley, Parkwood, Piedmont, and Armfield Mill collection sites and at USB Recycling. To learn more about recycling electronics in Union County please visit USB Recycling's Website.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) TIPPING FEE* - $42.00 / ton
*Minimum fee for MSW is $5.00 per vehicle
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION MATERIALS (C&D) TIPPING FEE - $36.00 / ton
YARD WASTE & PALLETS TIPPING FEE - $35.00 / ton
SCRAP TIRES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FREE DISPOSAL** - $82.00 / ton
**Residential disposal of five or fewer tires maybe eligible for free disposal.
Late Fee – Union County will assess late fees on credit accounts not paid by the statement due date. The minimum late fee will be $5.00 or 1.5% of late balance whichever is greater.
Residential Disposal at Convenience Sites
Solid Waste Management Center Disposal
Monday through Friday: 7 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am - Noon
Except: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Commercial Collection Office - 704-233-5334
Residential Collection Office - 704-512-9821
Recycling Office - 704-296-4213
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