Mecklenburg County News Releases

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  1. The County’s Solid Waste Management Program is Rocking Down Electric Avenue

    The Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program is rocking down Electric Avenue with its latest utility vehicle. The John Deere Gator will be used at Compost Central Recycling Center, 140 Valleydale Road, Charlotte.

  2. Mecklenburg County Earns National Achievement Awards

    Mecklenburg County has been recognized with ten 2024 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). 

  3. County’s Public Health Recognized for Outstanding Equity Work

     Public Health’s commitment to equity in serving Mecklenburg County residents is being recognized by public media.

  4. Park and Recreation Offers Free Fans to Seniors for Summer 2024

    Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is helping local seniors and adults who receive disability income stay cool this summer by offering free box fans.

  5. Building Strong Networks at Saturdays on Stitt

    Mecklenburg County welcomes you back to Saturdays on Stitt, happening June 22, 2024, at the Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center, 430 Stitt Road, Charlotte, N.C. near Eastway Drive and North Tryon Street. 

  6. County Announces Juneteenth Holiday Closings

    Mecklenburg County offices and services will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, for the Juneteenth holiday.

  7. Organizations Can Save Time and Money at the Small Business Hazardous Waste Event

    On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, Mecklenburg County’s Solid Waste Management Program will hold a small business hazardous waste collection event which will allow non-residential organizations to bring hazardous waste for a reduced fee.

  8. Wear Orange Day to Spotlight National Gun Violence Awareness

    June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month and today is Wear Orange Day which gives additional spotlight to community and individual efforts to decrease gun violence. Bright orange, is the color of gun violence awareness.

  9. More Healthy Benefits for Seniors at Farmers Markets

    Mecklenburg County is participating in the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

  10. BOCC Adopts $2.5 Billion Operating Budget for FY2025

    The FY2025 operating budget totals $2.5 billion, an increase of $140 million or 5.9% over the current FY2024 operating budget. The budget sets a property tax rate of 48.31 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. That represents a one-cent increase in the tax rate that was previously scheduled to fund the Capital Improvement Plan adopted last year.