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From the Village of Marvin & Active Waste Solutions


(This information will be sent out each week until services begin.)
The Village of Marvin has contracted with Active Waste Solutions to provide Village-wide services with collection of garbage, recycling, and yard waste starting April 1, 2022. Additional optional services will also be offered. Below is key information and dates that may be pertinent to your household.
Collection Days/Times
  • Garbage and recycling days are Monday and Tuesday of every week. Each resident will receive a letter in the mail informing them of their exact collection date the week of March 15. Route Maps will be available to the public that week.
  • Yard waste will be collected every Tuesday for all residents.
  • Collection times will be 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Collection may occur at any time during this range so be sure to have your garbage, recycling, and yard waste containers at the curb the night before your collection day.
  • Rollout container delivery for residents who are NOT currently using Active Waste Solutions will occur the week of March 21.
  • If you have another vendor, you need to schedule cancellation of current service, effective April 1 and request they pick up their containers.
  • Current Active Waste Solutions customers do NOT have to call or change containers.
Extra Services
  • Extra Bins: Additional container(s) for garbage or recycling are available for an initial fee of $10, plus $4 per month collection fee billed by Active Waste Solutions directly to the resident. Call Active Waste Solutions at 704 -626-7400 to request additional containers.
  • Annual Cleaning Event: Active Waste Solutions will offer FREE bulky, electronics, and white goods (appliances) drop off on August 6 for Village of Marvin residents. Details of this one-day event will be posted at a later date.
  • Extra Pick-Up, Special Assistance, and Valet Service are available to Village of Marvin residents. Call Active Waste Solutions’ Customer Service at 704-626-7400 for more information.
  • 2021 Tax Bills included a $61 charge for Solid Waste for services to be offered April - June of 2022.
  • 2022 Tax Bills (mailed this fall and due January 2023) will include a $244 charge for Solid Waste for garbage, recycling, and yard waste for July 2022 - June 2023.
Non-Marvin Residents
If you are a non-Marvin resident, you will NOT be serviced by us and will need to find your own vendor. Active will service your house for garbage and recycling for $31/month ($128 higher than the annual cost of Marvin residents) OR you can voluntarily annex into Marvin and get Marvin rates.

Click Here for More Information on Annexation.
For more information, check the Village of Marvin website at or call Active Waste Solutions’ Customer Service at 704-626-7400.

See below for Guidelines for Garbage, Recyclables, and Yard Waste:
  • Place your trash in standard kitchen garbage bags with drawstrings to prevent litter. Grocery bags are not recommended.
  • Place containers at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your pickup day.
  • The handle of the container should face your house to prevent lid breakage during collection.
  • Leave a few feet between containers so the automated trucks can collect all containers efficiently.
  • DO NOT place liquids, chemicals, paint, or other potentially hazardous material in your containers. (The Mecklenburg County Foxhole Landfill accepts these materials for a fee.)
  • Customers who physically cannot get containers to the curb will be provided back door service upon request, free of charge. Contact Active Waste Solutions for more information, 704-626-7400.
  • Valet back door service is available for a $35 monthly fee, billed directly to the homeowner. Contact Active Waste Solutions for more information, 704-626-7400.
  • Do NOT bag recyclables.
  • Acceptable items include plastic bottles, jugs and jars, aluminum and steel food/beverage containers, paper products (including junk mail, newspapers, magazines, and cardboard).
  • All containers should be rinsed, with caps, lids, and pumps removed.
  • The Village of Marvin does NOT accept glass in curbside collection. Glass containers must be bagged with garbage or recycled separately at the Union County or Mecklenburg County convenience sites.
  • If you are not sure if an item can be recycled, place it in the garbage or visit the Village of Marvin’s website for a complete list of recyclable items. WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT.
  • Items such as grass clippings, shrubbery trimmings, and leaves collected by the homeowner must be placed in CLEAR plastic bags no larger than 25 gallons in size.
  • Dirt, sod, rock, bricks, stumps, root balls, dirt, etc. will NOT be collected.
  • Paper lawn and leaf bags are NOT permitted by Union County.
  • Yard debris generated by landscapers or private contractors will NOT be collected.
  • Five (5) yard waste bags are permitted per household each week. 
  • During heavy volumes in the fall (October - January), up to 10 bags are permitted.
  • Limbs should be placed loose at the curb or in a personal container.
  • Limb piles should be no more than five feet in length and three feet high. Limbs must be less than 12 inches in diameter. Larger quantities will NOT be collected.
  • Mecklenburg County Foxhole and Union County Austin Chaney Road compost sites accept large yard waste piles for a fee.
  • Christmas trees will be collected with yard waste during the month of January. All ornaments, tinsel, tree stands, wires, and lights must be removed. Trees larger than eight feet should be cut in half before placing at the curb.
Click Here for a Printable Version of this Information
Click Here for a Printable Recycling Guidelines Sheet
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Village of Marvin

Village Hall Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Friday: CLOSED

Phone: (704) 843-1680
Fax: (704) 843-1660

Our mailing address is:
10004 New Town Rd
Marvin, North Carolina 28173

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