Recycling Center Information

The solid waste department is available to all residents within Wilkes County.

It shall be unlawful to place waste in any place other than the designated area. Any attempts will be reported to the NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Landfill users must unload only in the area designated by the Landfill Manager. The hauler and/or waste generator will be responsible for removal and clean-up of all wastes unloaded in an undesignated area.
Wilkes County operates three recycling/convenience centers.  These centers are available for residential drop-off of bagged household waste and provides an outlet for recycling.  These centers are not available to commercial business waste disposal.  All centers accept bagged household waste for disposal.  Household waste consists of trash and food waste from the daily activities of a home.  Anything other than household waste such as wood, metal or in general “spring or basement” cleaning must come to the landfill at Roaring River.  Users of the centers are discouraged from bringing pickup loads of bagged trash to the centers for disposal. The centers are not equipped to handle large loads.  Large loads should be delivered directly to the landfill for disposal.  No liquids, paints (unless dried) or hazardous waste is accepted at any of the County’s disposal areas.  Disposal methods of liquids and hazardous waste are available from the source of purchase or the manufacturer of the product. These three recycling/convenience centers accept Commingled recyclables, (see below) glass, cardboard, used motor oil and oil filters. 
 Wilkes County Landfill has facilities for your commingled recyclables, glass, cardboard, used motor oil and oil filters. The following items are only accepted at Wilkes County Landfill; acid lead batteries, scrap metal, white goods, tires off the rim, televisions, computers and other electronics. (Charges apply to electronics and scrap metal)
List of items that can be recycled at our convenience centers and our landfill

Commingled in one bin  
Clean Aluminum Cans
Clean Metal Cans
Clean Plastic Bottles
Magazines
Newspaper
Plain paper
No Plastic Bags, food trays, Styrofoam or plastic wrap in bin

Glass Bin
Clean Jars and Bottles no lids

Carboard Bin
Cardboard (break down your boxes)

Used Motor oil container
Used oil filter container

The solid waste department is available to all residents within Wilkes County.

It shall be unlawful to place waste in any place other than the designated area. Any attempts will be reported to the NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Landfill users must unload only in the area designated by the Landfill Manager. The hauler and/or waste generator will be responsible for removal and clean-up of all wastes unloaded in an undesignated area.


View solid waste locations.


Landfill locations map

Public Notice


North Carolina State Law requires that you tarp your load in transport to a disposal facility.
The Solid Waste Department does not accept any hazardous or liquid waste.