Household Waste Disposal
Convenience Centers and Solid Waste Decals
What Must be Taken to the Landfill
The following items are not accepted at the Convenience Centers and must be taken to the Landfill:
- Dead animals
- Land clearing debris (trees or stumps)
- Large loads of waste
- Yard waste (logs, limbs, leaves, grass or plants)
- Shingles, construction, or building materials
- Glass beverage bottles
Yard waste is not accepted at the Convenience Centers, but one standard (half-ton) pickup from a residence may be taken to the Landfill using a Landfill decal. The limit is one load per week.
Decals do not cover shingles or construction waste disposal. Customers with construction or demolition waste must weigh at the Landfill and pay a per-ton disposal fee. All other items taken to the Landfill are subject to a disposal fee. For information about these items or any other questionable items, please call the Department of Solid Waste Services at 919-938-4750.
Littering is punishable under state law and county ordinance. All loads should be secured and covered to prevent littering. To report littering or illegal dumping, use the online form or call the Sheriff's Office at 919-989-5010.
Household Waste curbside collection
Curbside waste pickup may be provided through one of the local trash pickup companies.
Household Waste collection within the Towns
Each of the towns in the County has different policies and services provided. For more information on what services are provided by your town, see Waste and Recycling Information by Town.