Household Yard Waste
Yard waste is accepted at the
year-round. An $8.00 flat rate per half-ton pickup truck load (volume option)
is available for non-commercial customers only.
During the fall, private
curbside trash haulers will pick up yard waste during a specified period of time, as will
some of the towns. Contact
your municipality or private curbside trash hauler for more information.
Appliances are accepted at the
and the Landfill at a rate of
two per household per week. If you need to dispose of appliances in larger quantities,
contact the Landfill.
State regulations ban some items from being disposed of in Landfills (see links below).
The Landfill will accept white goods, motor oil and other officially banned items for
disposal. These items are not actually placed in the Landfill, but are recycled or otherwise disposed
of properly. For more information, please contact the Landfill directly at
Paints and Chemicals
Liquid paint cannot be disposed of at the Landfill. Usable paint should be donated
to Habitat for Humanity. To dispose of old paint
at the Landfill, first open the can, and let the paint dry completely. Then dispose of
paint container at the Landfill.
Some towns, such as Selma, will collect dried paint cans with their
curbside trash collection services. See the Waste and Recycling Information by Town
page for more information on what each town will collect.
Chemicals should be mixed with kitty litter or cement to create a solid and prevent
any liquid from splashing. The solid can then be disposed of at the Landfill.
Pesticides and Herbicides
Small amounts of household pesticides and herbicides can be disposed of along with
the regular household trash.
Pesticides and Herbicides can also be dropped off on specific dates at the Agricultural Center. Contact the
Cooperative Extension department
at 919-989-5380 for their disposal dates.
Commercial quantities are not accepted
at the Ag Center or at the Landfill. Commercial businesses can use the
RBAC Recycling Markets Directory
to find a method of recycling and disposal.
The Landfill accepts asbestos for disposal at a rate of $45.00 per ton (the cost includes the $2.00 NC Solid Waste tax).
Household Hazardous Waste
Johnston County is hosting a one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday,
March 2, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Livestock Arena (located next to the Landfill)
at 520 County Home Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.
You can read the Frequently
Asked Questions about the event, or view the event flyer.
For more information about disposing of Household Hazardous waste in general, please contact
the Johnston County Solid Waste Compliance section at 919-938-4747.
Four or Fewer Tires
The Convenience Centers
will accept four tires per household per week without a decal. The site attendant
will monitor load frequency. Small vehicle tires such as car or pickup truck tires are
accepted at the Convenience Centers. Large truck tires and tractor tires must be taken
to the Landfill.
Tires must be clean and free of dirt and other foreign materials. Tire rims must
be limited; for example, a customer having four tires may have one on the rim. The
customer is responsible for stacking their own tires into the container. Tires should
be placed in a way that will allow for the maximum number of tires in a container.
The attendant will provide guidance if necessary.
For disposing of more than four tires at once, see the Commercial Waste section
on Scrap Tire Disposal.
Motor Oil and Antifreeze
Up to five gallons per household per week of motor oil are accepted at the Convenience Centers.
Larger quantities should be taken to the Landfill.
Antifreeze is accepted at the Landfill only.
Cars and Other Vehicles
Unwanted cars can be taken to one of the local salvage yards. Please consult
the yellow pages to find a salvage yard near you.
Animal carcasses should be taken to the Landfill.
Most furniture can be taken to the
Convenience Centers. For large quantities of
furniture, items should be taken to the Landfill.
Glass, Plastic or other Recyclables
Please see the section on How to Recycle
for more information on recycling. No decal or fee is required to take recyclables such as glass,
plastic and cardboard to the
Three car batteries per household per week are accepted at the Convenience Centers.
Only lead acid batteries are accepted. More than three car batteries should be
taken to the Landfill. Contact the battery retailer for recycling and other disposal
The Landfill accepts lead acid batteries from households or commercial organizations.
Batteries other than lead acid are not accepted. Commercial businesses with batteries
other than lead acid may use the
RBAC Recycling Market Directory to find a method of
recycling or disposal.
Other Items not on this List
For disposal of items not listed on this page, please contact the
Johnston County Solid Waste Division at 919-938-4750.