Healthy Communities is an program by the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services to transform the way Charlotte citizens view their health and the environment.

Why?

While many initiatives focus on how to get healthy through fitness and proper nutrition, they fail to leave out one very important detail - the environment.

You can exercise, choose the right food options and follow all your doctor's instructions and still be unhealthy if the environment isn't healthy. 

Through the Healthy Communities program you will learn how your health and the environment impact each other and how proper waste management can decrease these impacts. We will show you how the air, water and soil connects to cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke and diabetes. You will learn how to take practical, every day steps to improve your health and the health of your community.