Johnston County Solid Waste

Johnston County, North Carolina
Solid Waste Department

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2023


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2023


The Johnston County Public Utilities Department, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office, the N.C. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program will sponsor a one day, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Johnston County Livestock Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Our staff will be on site to help unload hazardous materials from participants' vehicles. 

Some examples of acceptable items to bring to the event include:

  • Oil-based paints and stains
  • Aerosols
  • Lubricants
  • Solvents
  • Paint strippers, polishes, and waxes
  • Pesticides and herbicides from home and farm
  • Fluorescent lamps and bulbs
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Automotive fluids
  • Gasoline, diesel, kerosene, charcoal lighter and LPG tanks
  • Household batteries of all types
  • Pharmaceuticals 
Some examples of items that will NOT be accepted include:
  • Latex paint
  • Commercial, institutional or industrial chemicals of any type
  • PCB waste
  • Radioactive materials (including smoke detectors)
  • Medical, biological, infectious, or septic waste
  • Explosives, ammunition, and shock sensitive chemicals
  • Cooking oil and grease
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Any materials currently collected for recycling at the Convenience Sites and/or Landfill


In addition to household hazardous waste, household pharmaceuticals and agricultural pesticides and herbicides will also be collected. The event will be held, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

The Livestock Arena is located at 520 County Home Road, Smithfield, N.C. 27577, which is next to the Johnston County Landfill. Please contact the Johnston County Solid Waste Division at 919-938-4750 for more information.

Contact Us

Solid Waste Services

County Landfill
680 County Home Road
Smithfield, NC 27577


Page last updated:  July 26, 2023