Recycling in Unincorporated Cabarrus County

Residents who do not live in a city or town in Cabarrus County are considered to be in the "unincorporated" areas of the County. Curbside recycling service for single family homes is provided along with trash removal on a subscription basis by Republic Services. They can be reached at 704-393-6900. If you live in an apartment, or choose not to subscribe with Republic, you can use the County-operated Drop-Off recycling centers.

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  • Newspapers
  • Magazines / Catalogs
  • Office / School / Computer Paper
  • Paperback Books / Phone Books
  • Cereal (Food / Shoe / Beverage) Boxes
  • Cardboard (Corrugated, Brown) Boxes
  • Shredded Paper
  • Junk Mail

Plastic / Glass / Metal

  • Plastic Containers (Bottles and Wide-Mouth #1 - 7)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Steel Cans (Soup, Vegetables)
  • Aluminum Cans (Beverage, Pet Food)
  • Appliances (Large and Small)
  • Scrap Metal (Grill, Swing Set, Mower)

Other Material

Items below must be taken to either the Household Hazardous Waste Facility or the Construction and Demolition Landfill. They cannot be placed in a curbside recycling cart.

  • Electronics (Computers, TVs, Cell Phones, DVD, etc.)
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Batteries - Car / Truck / Boat
  • Batteries - Household
  • Cooking Oil
  • Motor Oil / Filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Wooden Pallets
  • Tires