waste

Mattresses pile up at the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center in Huntersville.
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Memorial Day weekend means remembering America's war dead, cookouts, and a big push to sell you a new mattress. That means thousands of old mattresses are being retired throughout the country – to the landfill. It’s a growing problem in Mecklenburg County.

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The City of Charlotte unveiled an initiative Thursday called "Circular Charlotte" with the idea that eliminating waste can also help create jobs.

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The city of Charlotte is looking at changing the way its residents pay for trash collection, from a flat fee to a “pay-as-you-throw” system.