Recycling-Material & Schedule

Recycling material is picked up every other week. Please note the holiday schedule. Learn more about recycling in Mecklenburg County.

New 96-Gallon Recycling Containers

The Town of Cornelius is interested in improving its recycling services to our citizens, and understands that some may not have enough recycling capacity with their current blue 64-gallon recycling cart. For those residents who consistently crush or compact aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, and other recyclable material AND consistently overfill their 64-gallon recycling cart, please contact Town Hall at 704-892-6031 to inquire about switching your current cart for a 96-gallon recycling cart. Please note that there are currently a limited number of these larger carts available, and we encourage you to only contact Town Hall if you meet the stated criteria. Also, the Town appreciates your patience if a delay in cart delivery occurs as a result of high demand.

What Can I Recycle?

View Mecklenburg County's Wipe Out Waste Guide

Non-Compliant Items

Recycling that does not meet the above criteria will be tagged as non-compliant. If the resident makes recycle items conform, it will be collected at the next regularly scheduled pick-up. However, you may not leave your container at the curb until the next pick-up date.  To ensure pickup, all recyclable materials must be inside the recycling container.  Materials outside the recycling container are not guaranteed to be picked up.



  1. 2019 Recycling Schedule

       *** Recycling weeks are highlighted in green. ***