Accepted Landfill Waste

The Wayne County Solid Waste Department only accepts waste generated in Wayne County.
The Solid Waste User Fee on your tax bill allows you to use the county landfill and recycling and convenience centers to dispose of your household trash. This does not include construction debris (shingles, sheetrock, lumber, etc.), yard waste, or unsorted trash.

Liquids or hazardous waste are not accepted. Pickup of waste is not provided by Wayne County. Call 919-689-2994 or 919-222-7124 to report illegal dumping. White goods (appliances), aluminum cans, batteries, cardboard, and used oil are banned from the landfill. We have designated places for these items to be disposed of.

Household Waste

Recyclables must be removed.
  • Carpet
  • Furniture

Construction & Demolition (C&D)

  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Roofing Materials
  • Shingles
  • Wood
  • Yard Waste (limbs, stumps)


  • Appliances (doors must be removed from freezer and refrigerators)
  • Batteries
  • Metal (bikes, mowers, aluminum siding, re-bar, etc.)
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Wire (metalband, metal clothes hangars, etc.)


Ten tires or less may be disposed of at any time, quantities more than 10 may disposed of on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Modern Landfill Diagram

The diagram gives a visualization of how the modern landfill process takes place.

Diagram Explain How a Modern Landfill Works