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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Town of Waxhaw Recycling - Waste Pro Customers

Waste Pro, our trash and recycling provider, has informed the town that there is a high volume of trash being mixed in with recyclables from Waxhaw customers. Residents are urged to only put recyclables in their recycling bins, otherwise the ReCommunity facility in Charlotte will begin rejecting loads of recycling and can charge the town up to $1,000 per rejected load.

In the coming weeks, Waste Pro will begin placing tags on recycling carts that contain trash explaining why the bin was not picked up. The tag will also include recycling guidelines for future reference.

We have included recycling guidelines below for our residents. Recycling is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce the amount of waste that is thrown in landfills, and contribute to future generations.

Recycled items must be thoroughly rinsed before they are put in the recycling bin. If a recyclable item is saturated with grease or food waste (such as a pizza box), it cannot be recycled. Recyclables should NOT be bagged together.

Garbage goes in Green or Blue carts with RCS printed on the side OR a Green Cart with a blue lid with Waste Pro printed on the side. Recycling goes in Beige cart with RCS printed on the side OR a Blue Cart with a green lid with Waste Pro and the recycling emblem printed on the side. Although the trucks may look similar, Waste Pro makes separate trips for trash and recycling pick-ups. The Town of Waxhaw urges residents to only put recyclables in their recycling bins.

If you received a post card in the mail from Union County regarding what can or cannot be recycled and you are inside the Town Limits of Waxhaw, please disregard the postcard. It does not pertain to you.

The following items CAN be recycled:

  • Glass containers, including pasta jars
  • Paper items, including newspaper, envelopes, junk mail, phone books, brochures, magazines
  • Aluminum, including beverage cans and food cans
  • Cardboard, including ream wrappers, file folders, poster board, frozen food boxes, cardboard boxes, and milk cartons
  • Clean plastics such as water bottles, takeout containers, and soda bottles
  • Glass bottles

The following items CANNOT be recycled:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic bags and plastic tubs
  • Styrofoam
  • Pizza boxes
  • Food waste
  • Yard waste
  • Garbage

Thank you for doing your part to protect the environment, and for helping us maintain strong relationships with the companies that serve us.

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