Union County Public Works operates six Convenience Sites throughout Union County. Only bagged household garbage and select recyclable materials are accepted at the Convenience Sites. See the "What items can I recycle?" section for details on acceptable items.
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 Highway 218||Marshville, NC 28103|
All children must remain in vehicle while on collection 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 Center 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.
Household Bagged Garbage
*All garbage bag sizes will be measured according to our onsite sample bags:
*Flat-rate Trailer Fees:
Construction & Demolition (C&D)
Purchase of Compost
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** - $82/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
UCPW has an established recycling program in place. Materials accepted for recycling include: scrap tires, white goods and scrap metal, lead-acid batteries, electronics, used motor oil and filters, antifreeze, paper and cardboard, select plastics and 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.
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 and food cans, empty aerosol cans and 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 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, hard or soft back books, 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. Items accepted FREE of charge at the Solid Waste Management Center only:
Antifreeze - Maximum of five gallons. Must be poured into a specified container. Must not be mixed with any other substance (except water).
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.
Batteries - Car batteries only are accepted.
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.
Electronics are accepted free of charge at the Union County Solid Waste Management Facility and at the Sun Valley, Parkwood, Piedmont and Armfield Mill collection 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.
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.
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.
Landfill 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