Cumberland County Solid Waste Management has a commercial size shredder and will shred paper materials for citizens on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (no binders or paper clips; staples are OK). The cost for shredding is $.35 per pound.

If you have paper to be shredded, go to the Ann Street Landfill and follow the road to the right. At the scale house, go to the window and tell the weighmaster you have shredding. You will be instructed on where to go for the shredding. Once at the baling facility, the papers will be weighed and you will be given a receipt with weight listed. Go back to the scale house and give the weighmaster your receipt. You will be charged based on the weight listed on the receipt.

Shredding is not available to businesses, including home-based businesses.

Electronic Recycling

Electronics can be recycled at the Ann St Landfill and any of the County Container Sites.

The scalehouse operator at each landfill or the attendant at each County Container Site will direct you to the designated area for electronics recycling.

Items Accepted:

  • Cell Phones & PDAs
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Copiers
  • GPS
  • iPod and MP3 Players
  • Keyboards and Mice
  • Network Equipment
  • PC's, Hard Drives, Laptops, Servers
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Telephone Systems
  • Televisions (any TV over 27" must go to the Ann St Landfill)
  • Typewriters
  • Video Games
Tire Area:










Tires accepted:

  • Car tires
  • Truck/Tractor tires

A completed Tire Certification Form is required at time of disposal.

If car or truck tires have rims, the cost will be $1 per tire.

Tires not eligible for free disposal (6 or more tires will be charged $61 per ton).

Tires must be unloaded by hand and stacked in van trailer.

Tires accepted Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Baling Area:
(white goods and computers)
(No charge for these items)








  • Televisions / Stereos
  • Small Appliances With Cord (radio, toaster, hairdryer, coffee maker, etc.)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dishwashers
  • Empty oxygen/acetylene/propane cylinders/tanks
  • Fluorescent bulbs (5 per household, no commercial businesses)
  • Freezers (doors removed)
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators (doors removed)
  • Stoves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Computer Equipment
  • VHS Cassette Tapes / Floppy Disks / Printer Ink Cartridges

Reutilization Area:

  • Shingles (no paper, plastic, wood, etc.)
  • Oyster Shells (no charge)

Do you know what the arrows in the recycling symbol represent?

You probably recognize the recycling symbol but few of us know what those arrows represent. Some think that the arrows represent the key words of waste reduction – reduce, reuse, and recycle.

What they represent are the three necessary steps in recycling.

  1. Separation and Collection. It’s no longer enough to separate your garbage and put your bottles and cons into a recycling bin.
  2. Manufacturing. Manufacturers are needed to make something from these bottles and cans.
  3. Buying Recycled Products. Consumers need to purchase these products in order to close the loop and make the recycling program work.

Each component of the recycling system is dependent upon the other two. That means if you are not buying products made from recycled material you aren’t really recycling.

Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, reduces air and water pollution, and helps create jobs.

Shop Smarter

  • Buy bulk goods to reduce waste packaging.
  • Look for the recycling logo on products you buy. Such symbols identify recycled or recyclable products.
  • Support recycling markets by buying products made from recycled material.

Reuse It

  • Buy cloth diapers, napkins, towels, and rags rather than disposable products. Buy sponges and rechargeable batteries -- anything that can be used again and again.
  • Bring grocery bags back to the store for your next purchases.
  • Use the blank back side of paper to take notes.
  • Mend clothes and repair broken appliances.
  • Reuse plastic food-storage bags.
  • Donate towels and linens to animal shelters. Animals don’t care if the towels are a little thread bare; they make a comfortable bed for the animals.

Recycling Tonnages for Cumberland County Solid Waste Management

  • (Amounts reported are for January 2015 through December 2015 for Cumberland County Solid Waste Management Department collection and disposition of recyclables)

    • Aluminum: 6.94 tons
    • Batteries: 2, 722 each (39 lbs each) or 53.08 tons
    • Books: .11 tons
    • Cardboard: 44.21 tons
    • Commingled Textiles: 6.54 tons
    • Cooking Oil: 1,730 gallons (8 lbs each) or 6.92 tons
    • Electronics: 5.29 tons
    • Glass: 1.66 tons
    • Metal: 44.45 tons
    • Mixed Paper: 3.66 tons
    • Plastic: 3.55 tons
    • Shingles, clean: 7.32 tons
    • White Goods: 10.27 tons
    • Textiles: 6.54 tons
    • Tires: 4,789.03 tons
    • Total Tons: 4,989.57

Contact Us

698 Ann Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-321-6920
Fax: 910-321-6840

Director: Amanda L. Bader

To report ILLEGAL DUMPING, call the Environmental Hotline at