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Foxhole Dump Hours: A Comprehensive Guide for Waste Disposal

Are you searching for detailed information about Foxhole Dump hours and waste disposal services? Look no further! This article provides a comprehensive overview of the Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center, including its hours of operation, acceptable and unacceptable items, and other essential details.

Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center

The Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center is a Mecklenburg County operated Full-Service Drop-off Disposal and Recycling Center. It offers a convenient and efficient way for residents to dispose of various waste materials, including recyclables, yard waste, bulky waste, electronic waste, and household hazardous waste.

Hours of Operation

The Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center is open to the public during the following hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays

Acceptable Items

The Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center accepts a wide range of items, including:

  • Aluminum (cans, foil, trays with no food residue)
  • Antifreeze (20 gal.)
  • Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.)
  • Books (Text, soft and Hardback)
  • Batteries (rechargeable to the Full-Service Recycling Center in Household Hazardous Waste area, only. All others are trash)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Cartons (Juice, milk, and soup)
  • Cell phones
  • Cereal, snacks, and shoe boxes
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Computer Equipment (CPU’s, monitors, laptops, printers, peripherals) – Limit 2
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Cooking Oil (20 lbs.)
  • Electronics
  • Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Foam (White Rigid)
  • Furniture
  • Garbage (limitations apply)
  • Glass (bottles, jars, any color)
  • Household Hazardous Waste (residents, only)
  • Lawn Movers (remove hazardous chemicals)
  • Mattress/Box Springs (Limit 1 each)
  • Motor Oil & Oil Filters
  • Paint: oil and water-based (up to 100 pounds from residents)
  • Rigid plastics (5 gal. buckets, soda crates, lawn furniture, carts, garbage cans w/or w/o wheels)
  • Satellite dishes
  • Scrap metal (bicycle frames, grills, mowers, pipes, etc.)
  • Shingles
  • Shredded paper
  • Steel Food Cans
  • Textiles
  • Tin Cans
  • Tires (5 tire Limit)
  • Toilet/Cabinets
  • White Goods (stoves, empty refrigerators/freezers)
  • Wood
  • Yard Waste

Unacceptable Items

Some items are not accepted at the Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center, including:

  • Plastic bags, plastic wrap or Plastic film (take to retail stores such as Harris Teeter or Walmart).
  • Ceramics or glassware such as Pyrex, flower vases, picture frames etc. (if in good condition, please donate. If broken, please place in the trash).
  • Paper plates, diapers, cat litter, aluminum cooking pans, napkins (please place in the trash can).
  • Wire or plastic hangers (take back to the cleaners or donate to a recycling clothing store, such as Goodwill).
  • Clamshells or Styrofoam products (trash can).
  • Plastic food trays or paper/Styrofoam/plastic cups (trash can).
  • Explosives, ammunition, or radioactive items

Trailer Limitations

Trailers over 8 ft. long need to weigh in and out or be measured to calculate the disposal fee.

  • Hickory Grove and North Mecklenburg accept trailers that are 12 ft. long or smaller for Bulky and C&D Waste. Oversized vehicles greater than 12 ft. will be redirected.
  • Compost Central accepts trailers up to 16 ft. long for Bulk and C&D Waste.
  • The Foxhole Landfill will accept trailers over 16 ft. long. Note: the landfill is different than the general drop-off area. The landfill portion is closed on Saturdays.
  • The Foxhole Landfill directs all trailers 12 ft. and longer to the landfill’s working face to unload after crossing the scales.


Residential and commercial fees apply for the disposal of bulky waste, construction and demolition, and yard waste. Debit cards and most major credit cards except American Express are accepted as payment for services; checks or cash are not accepted.

Additional Information

  • Mecklenburg County residents are asked to display a blue entry sticker when using the full service drop off centers. All entry stickers (residential, commercial, out-of-county) are available at the fee booths at the centers. Blue stickers are no cost to County residents. You will be asked to show your driver’s license or other proof that you live within Mecklenburg County.
  • Residents of Mecklenburg County can dispose up to 5 bags of household (kitchen) trash per day free of charge. If you have more than 5 bags, or if you are a commercial entity, you will need to go to the fee booth to be charged.
  • Non-Mecklenburg County residents may purchase a $90 annual sticker to receive same benefits as a Mecklenburg County resident. Purchase the sticker at any of the fee booths at the recycling centers.


The Foxhole Disposal and Recycling Center provides a valuable service to Mecklenburg County residents by offering convenient and responsible waste disposal options. By understanding the center’s hours of operation, acceptable and unacceptable items, and other important details, you can effectively manage your waste disposal needs. Remember to visit the official website of the Mecklenburg County Solid Waste and Recycling Department for the most up-to-date information:

7 AM–4 PM

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