County Manager:
Rick Hester
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Physical Address:
Courthouse - B-206
207 E. Johnston Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1049
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-5100
Fax: 919-989-5179
Christmas Tree Disposal

January 5, 2017



Christmas Tree Disposal

Smithfield, NC  --  Johnston County residents may take discarded Christmas trees to the County Landfill located at 680 County Home Road, Smithfield.   All residents possessing a Solid Waste Decal may take their discarded Christmas trees at no charge to the County landfill or to any of the twelve Solid Waste Convenience Sites located throughout the County.   There will be a fee for this service for residents who do not have a Solid Waste Decal. 

Ornaments, wire, lights and all other decorations must be removed before discarding Christmas trees.  Trees that are collected will be ground into mulch for beneficial use.   

If you have any questions, please contact the Johnston County Solid Waste Services Department at (919) 938-4750.

Note about Fees:  Customers without a Trash Decal will have their trees weighed at the Landfill.  The fee is the normal $18 per ton rate.  In most cases, the minimum fee of $5.00 will cover the tree.  Please also note that most of the municipalities will have their own collection procedures for Christmas trees within their local districts.  Municipal customers may also use the County Landfill.