Solid Waste Management
Items Banned from Disposal in Landfills
Cumberland County Solid Waste Management began enforcing the ban on October 1, 2009.
The Cumberland County Solid Waste Department provides for efficient use of a
sanitary landfill to further the County's efforts in developing the current and future solid waste
disposal-resource recovery system. The program conserves natural resources, reduces the volume of
non-recoverable waste and disposes of it in an environmentally sound manner.
To find out more about what we do, visit Our Mission page.
There is so much more to Solid Waste Management than just accepting & disposing of waste! On our site, you'll find information on
You can also read
about how a landfill operates.
Did you know that --
- you can call 485-3867 (DUMP) to report any illegal dumping
- the $48 SW User Fee, on your tax bill, enables you to use the county's two landfills, 17 container/recycling sites, and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility for disposal of your household kitchen and bathroom trash, yard waste and hazardous material such as paint, pesticides, used motor oil, etc.;
- the Ann Street Landfill processes over 606 tons
of solid waste per day, for a yearly total of over 187 thousand tons;
- our Household Hazardous Waste Facility processes
over 5 tons of hazardous material per year;
- the Wilkes Road Treatment & Processing Facility processes over
127 tons of yard waste per day, for a yearly total of over 31 thousand tons; and
- there are 17 Container Sites/Recycling Centers
located throughout Cumberland County for use by County residents that collected over 16 thousand tons of waste.
- We do not provide pick-up of waste. If
you need information or have questions about waste pick-up, service or anything then check out the Other Solid Waste Entities.