Solid Waste Decals


Each year Iredell County Solid Waste and Recycling issues vehicle decals to owners of residential property in Iredell County which allows them access to waste and recyclable collection sites located throughout our community. These sites by law cannot accept materials from non-residents of Iredell County.

Since the Iredell County Solid Waste and Recycling Department is supported by tax dollars and tipping fees, using the decals helps keep costs down by keeping materials from other counties out of our collection sites.

Iredell County homeowners should have received a decal with their property tax statements which are mailed in August each year. Residents should apply the decal as soon as they receive it but no later than January 1. The decals should be applied to the lower left of the windshield of vehicles being used to haul waste and recyclables.


All Solid Waste locations will have decals available and attendants will work with eligible residents to obtain a decal if they did not receive one or have misplaced the decal. Proof of residency will be required. Be prepared to provide a driver’s license or other photo ID along with a current vehicle registration, utility bill, or loan closing papers that can be used to establish proof of residence.

The vehicle the decal is being requested for must be present a for decal to be issued. Landlords are responsible for providing decals to their tenants. However the department will assist renters who have not received a decal in obtaining one. No more than two decals will be issued for any individual property. After January 31, the Solid Waste Department may refuse service to anyone who does not have a current decal.


Non- residents attempting to dispose of materials will be subject to a $50 fine per occurrence.

More Information

  • Helps keep fees low
  • It is a quick form of ID, doesn’t slow you down
  • It is just like a library card, which allows you to check out a book
  • It protects Iredell County Taxpayers investment
  • Keeps us from stopping you each time you come in
  • Prevents out-of -county users
  • Speeds traffic flow on busy days
Further questions should be directed to the Solid Waste Department at 704-878-5430 or by email.

Drop Off Sites

Iredell County provides citizen drop off sites at 5 locations including