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Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Fee Schedule Changes

The following fee changes will go into effect on July 1, 2020:

  • A $300 surcharge will be imposed on any C&D Loads with carpet or furniture.  This fee encourages the separation of C&D (Construction and Demolition) loads to place furniture and carpet in a lined Subtitle D Landfill.  The surcharge addresses concerns of PFAS/PFOA (Polyfluorakyl substances/Perfluorooctanoic acid) entering an unlined landfill.
  • The fee for wooden pallets, clean lumber, and clean logs has been reduced from $18.50 per ton to $9.25 per ton.  Clean logs are three inches or greater in diameter and longer than three feet in length.  The rate for yard waste remains at $18.50 per ton.
  • Large items such as furniture and mattresses/mattress sets are $10 per item with a $20 max charge for a pick-up load.
  • The cost for clean shingles has gone up form $15 per ton to $22 per ton.  This rate is only available as markets allow.
  • We are offering the sale of mulch in 1 CY totes for $40/tote.
  • There are changes to flat rates for vehicles in the event of scale failure.

Services affected due to COVID-19

Solid Waste is open to public with revised operations. Please read important information on how to help protect waste and recycling workers during this time. 

Ann Street Landfill
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon*
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon*

Wilkes Road Landfill
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon*
1st and 3rd Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 12 noon*

Container sites will open until 4 p.m. on Saturday beginning June 13, 2020. The Warren site will reopen on Saturdays beginning June 13, 2020. Yard waste collection has resumed at the container sites. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site will reopen on June 13, 2020 from 8 am to 12 noon.

*Please note our gate policy.  Customers should be in the gate 30 minutes prior to closing to ensure that customers are out of the gate by closing time. 

Call: 910-321-6920

If you have any questions about trash collections in the City of Fayetteville, call 910-433-1329.

COVID Related FAQs

How does COVID-19 have anything to do with getting rid of garbage?
Throughout this pandemic, government bodies, schools, agencies and private businesses have teamed up to find creative ways to avoid large gatherings of people and promote social distancing, whether by staff or the general public. We are focusing on protecting citizens from congregating and keeping solid waste staff healthy in order to avoid a reduction in our workforce.

Our solid waste sites have always generated steady flows of traffic; however, traffic has increased exponentially as a result of the domino effect caused by COVID-19 and stay-at-home advisories. Citizens and their school-age children are home, cleaning out garages and generating more waste.

Why are you closing the landfills on Saturday, reducing their hours and closing the container sites at noon on Saturdays?
Cumberland County has experienced a dramatic increase in the traffic at our Ann Street location. In order to maintain social distancing, we have implemented staggered schedules and operating the landfill with a smaller crew. We want to keep our employees safe so that we can continue to provide essential services to you.

We are focused on maintaining your essential services like recycling and garbage, as stated in the order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper. Truck drivers are hauling more residential trash than normal during this stay-at-home order. The time needed to transport and switch out boxes to pick up additional waste has been impacted by this. We are operating at full capacity with our trucking and containers at sites, but we are determined to continue serving you through all of this. 


NOTICE in regards to Hours of Operation at all landfills and container sites:
Customers must be out by closing time listed on website pages.  Solid Waste Management must have enough time before actually closing the facility to accomplish specific activities, per State regulations, so it is imperative that customers are out of the site at closing time listed. 

Check your loads, before driving to the site, to make sure you can be unloaded and out by closing time; if not, plan on going another day. 


Administrative Offices in New Location
Administrative offices for Cumberland County Solid Waste have moved to a new location at the Ann Street Landfill at 698 Ann Street. The administrative office has moved to space adjacent to the department’s garage, closer to the main entrance of the landfill.

The new location will make the offices more visible and accessible to customers. Customers entering the Ann Street Landfill will make a right turn onto the regular traffic route toward the landfill scale house. The administration building will be the first building on the left.

Cumberland County Solid Waste Management operates the county’s Ann Street Landfill, Wilkes Road Compost Facility, 17 container sites and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Cumberland County Solid Waste is an enterprise fund, which means the department receives no tax dollars for its operations. All county home owners pay a $56 Solid Waste User Fee, billed annually on their tax bill. This fee allows them to use the county’s landfill, compost facility, container sites, and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center for disposal of household kitchen and bathroom garbage, yard waste, and hazardous material, such as oil paint, pesticides, used motor oil, etc. There is a limit of 4 cubic yards of waste per week that is free.

Formed in 1980, Cumberland County Solid Waste Management oversees:

  • A Subtitle-D landfill, Construction & Demolition Landfill and landfill technology research projects
  • A compost facility, which processes over 50,000 tons of organic material annually
  • 17 drop-off container sites
  • A recycling and waste reduction program that processes more than 3,000 tons of recyclable material

These programs are supported solely by the $56 SW User Fee and the tipping fees charged for materials brought to our facilities that are not covered under the SW User Fee or are brought in by commercial/industrial businesses. 

Each separate area of Solid Waste is permitted by the state and is inspected annually.


The Solid Waste Management Department’s mission is to provide for efficient use of the sanitary landfill and to further the county's efforts in developing future solid waste disposal programs that will conserve natural resources, reduce the volume of waste through recycling, and dispose of non-recoverable wastes in an environmentally sound manner.

Our Wilkes Road Division operates the clean wood and yard waste collection facility to further the county's efforts to reduce landfill waste.

The Operations Division operates the Container Sites/Recycling Centers, which collect solid waste from county facilities and provide recycling for household residents.

Our Planning/Environmental Enforcement Division operates the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, which provides for the efficient, effective, and environmentally safe disposal of household hazardous waste. They also enforce local, state and federal laws on illegal dumping and disposal of hazardous materials.

Thank You!

We would like to applaud all Cumberland County residents and businesses that recycle. Recycling helps extend the life of our landfill and also recovers valuable resources such as plastics, aluminum, metal, glass, cardboard, paper, and yard debris from the waste stream.

Our website is updated regularly to keep information about facilities, services, materials, and listings as accurate as possible. However, if you notice something missing or incorrect please notify us.

We welcome additions, revisions, articles, proposals, and ideas from Cumberland County citizens and businesses. Please send your contributions to: Cumberland County Solid Waste Management, ATTN: Administration, 698 Ann Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 or email:

Phone: 910-321-6920
Fax: 910-321-6840
Address: 698 Ann Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Director: Amanda L. Bader, PE
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