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Concord, Kannapolis and Cabarrus County have taken the guesswork out of waste collection. The three entities partnered to make it even easier for residents to stay connected about waste management services and programs.

As of July 1, residents in the cities of Concord and Kannapolis and the unincorporated areas of Cabarrus County have access to a new waste collection calendar and reminder system. The same platform includes a Waste Wizard, which provides information on how materials can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed of within their community.

"We are proud to partner with our friends in Kannapolis and Cabarrus County to make these tools available to the greater community," Concord Mayor Bill Dusch said. "This is one more example of how we can work together to improve services."

There are two ways to access the waste collection system.

From any device and web browser, residents can visit the websites for Concord at concordnc.gov, Kannapolis at kannapolisnc.gov and Cabarrus County at cabarruscounty.us to access the entire suite of new tools including:

  • A real-time collection calendar linked to a home address;
  • Registration for waste collection reminders delivered by email, phone call and text message;
  • Collection schedule integration with iCal, Google calendar or Microsoft Outlook calendar formats; and
  • Printable collection schedules.

Residents can also download the new mobile app, CabConKan CARTology, for Apple or Android devices. Just search for CARTology in the App Store or Google Play Store. From the app, can learn how to dispose of items, view a collection calendar and receive notifications.

"Our residents in Kannapolis, as well as our neighbors in Concord and the county, are already doing a great job reusing, composting, recycling and otherwise diverting waste from the landfill," Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant said. "This will now make it even easier to learn about solid waste management in our community with our new online tools and mobile app."

In addition to regular waste pick up, all county residents are encouraged to dispose of household hazardous waste—including paint, pesticides, brake fluid, gas and other chemicals—at the County's Household Hazardous Waste facility, at 246 General Service Drive in Concord. The county also manages a Construction and Demolition Landfill at 4441 Irish Potato Road in Concord. The CARTology website and app include a full listing of accepted products, hours and collection schedules for both locations.

"Giving residents direct access to real-time information is a great step forward and falls in line with our customer service goals," Cabarrus Board of County Commissioners chair Steve Morris said. "It's a handy resource and another example of how local partnerships make life easier on our residents."

Go to concordnc.gov, kannapolisnc.gov or cabarruscounty.us to get started. Customers with questions my call Kevin Grant, Cabarrus County sustainability manager, at 704-920-3209; Lonnie Bulger, Concord solid waste project manager, at 704-920-5371; or Wilmer Melton, Kannapolis public works, at 704-920-4200.

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