Closure for Johnston County Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill

For Immediate Release:

June 10, 2020
4:00 p.m.


Smithfield, NC -- The Johnston County Construction & Demolition (C&D) Landfill located at 680 County Home, Smithfield NC will be closing soon.  As of July 1, 2020, only select dump truck loads of C&D segregated waste materials will be directed to the C&D landfill for the purposes of meeting the permitted final contours. Otherwise, C&D waste materials may be disposed at the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill.  The MSW Landfill is located beside the C&D Landfill.

As a reminder, the following waste items are prohibited from disposal in the MSW Landfill:

  • Hazardous waste.
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) wastes.
  • Liquid wastes.
  • Used oil.
  • Yard trash.
  • White goods.
  • Antifreeze (ethylene glycol).
  • Aluminum cans.
  • Whole scrap tires.
  • Lead-acid batteries.
  • Motor vehicle oil filters.
  • Recyclable rigid plastic containers that have a neck smaller than the body of the container, and that accept a screw top, snap cap, or other closure. The prohibition does not apply to rigid plastic containers that are intended for motor oil or pesticides.
  • Wooden pallets.
  • Oyster shells.
  • Discarded computer equipment.
  • Discarded televisions.
  • Beverage containers generated by holders of on-premises malt beverage permits, on-premises unfortified wine permits, and on-premises fortified wine permits.


Please take measures to ensure these prohibited items are not included in your waste loads.  For more information regarding the C&D Landfill closure or what to do with prohibited waste items, please contact the Department of Solid Waste Services at 919-938-4750 or