‘Wipe Out Waste’ Day Set For Nov. 17 in Mecklenburg

In the new era where protecting personal information and the environment are equally important, there is a much better solution to getting rid of dangerous stuff, and on the upcoming Wipe Out Waste (WOW) Day, you can do it safely and for free thanks to Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – noon, all four Mecklenburg County Full Service Recycling Centers will have professionals shredding household documents and collecting old electronics for no charge. The first 25 cars to bring items to each recycling center will receive special giveaways. Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Huntersville Police departments will be on hand to ensure safety and secure document destruction.

Not sure what to bring? Email Nadine Ford at Nadine.Ford@mecklenburgcountync.gov for detailed information about what you can bring for disposal.

Mecklenburg County’s Full Service Recycling Center locations:

• North Mecklenburg Recycling Center and Yard Waste
12300 N. Statesville Rd.

• West Mecklenburg Recycling Center
8440 Byrum Dr.

• Hickory Grove Recycling Center and Yard Waste
8007 Pence Rd.

• Foxhole Recycling Center and Yard Waste
17131 Lancaster Hwy.

These facilities are open during the week for collection of other household items such as trash, yard waste and household hazardous waste. Dial 311 for more information.