Monday, April 27, Solid Waste Services will begin a sweep of the city to recover yard waste from the recent storm and early season yard maintenance. Residents are advised to put their yard waste at the curb prior to Monday, April 27, for collection and leave it until it is collected. Collection may not occur during the week of April 27 as limited crews are being used for the collection of yard waste. This will be a one-time collection to recover yard waste from the recent storm and early season yard work. No other yard waste service is scheduled following this collection until the current suspension is lifted. Yard waste cannot be disposed of in the garbage or recycling carts. It is illegal in North Carolina to put yard waste in the landfill. Yard waste that is visible in the garbage or recycling cart will result in the cart(s) not being collected. Yard waste can be taken to one of the four Mecklenburg County Full-Service Recycling Centers. Recyclables will not be collected outside the recycling cart. All materials, including cardboard, must be loosely placed in the recycling cart. Cardboard must be cut or torn, not folded, into pieces small enough to fit loosely in the cart.