Self-Service Trash Decals

DECAL REQUIREMENT ENDS JUNE 30, 2024 - ANNUAL DECAL RENEWAL IS TERMINATED 

JUNE 2024 expiration DOES NOT require a decal purchase.  A decal punched JUN does not expire until June 30, 2024.  

Johnston County Public Utilities doesn't offer curbside trash pickup service.  Please contact private trash service companies in your area for service information.

NO RENEWAL REQUIRED FOR JUNE DECALS.  NO ANNUAL PURCHASES REQUIRED.

IF YOU PURCHASE A DECAL TODAY, IT WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2024 - ALL 2024 DECALS PUNCHED FOR JUNE expire on June 30, 2024.  

ONLY BUY A DECAL IN PERSON AT 309 E. MARKET ST, DOWNTOWN SMITHFIELD. 

  • $ 25.00 through June 30, 2024 (expires June 30, 2024) (Trash Stickers will no longer be used after June 30th). 

For more information about Johnston County Trash Disposal and Recycling, please view/print the brochure:

Johnston County Trash Disposal and Recycling Brochure (PDF in English)
Johnston County Trash Disposal and Recycling Brochure (PDF in Spanish)


Additional Information About Landfill Decals

In 1989, Johnston County developed a method for residents of the county to dispose of their household garbage in a manner which is safe for the environment and more functional for its users. Since then, 12 manned "Convenience Centers" have been constructed to provide a means of recycling and disposing of solid waste. A clear understanding of the County's solid waste program will help minimize operating costs and make Johnston County a cleaner and more beautiful place to live.

Citizens who use the Convenience Centers to dispose of their household garbage are required to purchase a decal and present to the Site Attendant at all locations (see section Decal Mirror Hanger Placement) through June 30, 2024. The price of this decal covers a portion of the costs associated with operating the centers, transportation of waste and landfill fees.

Johnston County Public Utilities
PO Box 2234
Smithfield, NC 27577

For additional information or questions, please contact the Johnston County Solid Waste Division at (919) 938-4750

 

Decal Mirror Hanger Placement

  • Remove any old County decals from your vehicle.
  • Hang the cardboard decal on your rearview mirror inside the vehicle.
  • The decal must be in the vehicle to dump trash.

 

Decal Requirement (ENDS JUNE 30, 2024)

Decals cannot be replicated or moved between vehicles. A receipt for a decal cannot be used in place of the decal. Each vehicle entering a convenience center or the landfill convenience center for household garbage disposal must have the decal in the vehicle. Commercial entities (including Mobile Home Parks) must dispose of garbage at the Landfill and pay a per ton disposal fee.

  • Decal is valid for household garbage only. Limit one standard (1/2 ton) pickup truck load per week.
  • Additional volumes may be taken to the landfill at a per ton disposal fee.
  • If the decal is lost or stolen and the decal is not retrieved, you must purchase a new decal.
  • If the decal is removed from your vehicle and returned to our office, it is replaced at no charge.
  • Decals are available only to Johnston County residents.

 

Household Decal Ordinance Violation

Any resident using the Convenience Centers to dispose of garbage without a decal is doing so in violation of the Johnston County Solid Waste Ordinance. If the decal is not affixed on the vehicle's windshield or inside the vehicle, the site attendant is required to record the license plate number and document the incident as a violation of the ordinance. Civil penalties up to $500 may be assessed for each violation. Information on the Solid Waste Ordinance and other Violations may be obtained from the Solid Waste Division.

Johnston County Public Utilities



Physical Address:
Land Use Center
309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2263
Smithfield, NC 27577

  • Email:
    publicutilities@johnstonnc.com

  • Phone:
    Main - 919-989-5075
    Pay by Phone - 844-845-2151

    After Hours Emergency - 919-934-9411
  • Fax:
    Business Office - 919-934-0256
    Engineering Office - 919-934-7174
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