- Departments G - Z
- Solid Waste Management
- Waste and Brush Disposal
Waste and Brush Disposal
Effective August 1, 2020 - County residents can now dispose of brush and wood waste less than 6" in diameter at White Oak Landfill free of charge.
All brush over 6" in diameter, stumps, non-county residents and commercial wood waste disposal (contractors and haulers) will continue to be charged at the posted rates.
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) - requires special disposal
Haywood County is not certified to collect these materials on a daily basis so our contractor schedules periodic collection events run by certified HHW collection companies in order to properly collect and dispose of these materials. Events will be announced on our Upcoming Events Page and in the local newspaper.
HHW consists of oil-based paints, paint related items, gasoline, cleaning chemicals, pesticides and other common chemicals used around your house.
Water based paints are the exception to this rule. Paint cans can be dried out using kitty litter, sawdust or sand. Once the paint has hardened, it can be disposed of in your household garbage.
Asbestos containing materials - requires special disposal
Asbestos containing materials can be disposed of at the White Oak Landfill. However, there are special handling requirements. Please visit https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/environmental-assistance-customer-service/deacs-permit-guidance/faq and https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/asbestos/ahmp.html for these requirements. Documentation and an appointment are required at White Oak for disposal.
The county currently has 10 convenience centers that accept household bagged trash and loose recycling from county residents at no charge. In addition, we collect used motor oil, compact fluorescent bulbs and batteries at each of these sites. Jones Cove Convenience center also had a container to collect used antifreeze. See "Convenience Center Locations" to determine which center is convenient to you.
Construction debris, commercial waste, brush and waste generated outside of Haywood County is not accepted at these sites.
Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
The MRF, located in Clyde, also takes bagged household waste and loose recycling plus bulky waste and small amounts of commercially generated waste. Fees for commercial waste and waste generated outside of Haywood County are based on weight. The MRF also accepts used tires, scrap metal, fluorescent bulbs (both tubes and compact). See the "Recycling in Haywood County" page for more information on what is accepted for recycling.
Brush is not accepted at this location
White Oak Landfill (WOLF)
Located off Interstate 40 at mile marker 15, WOLF accepts residential and commercial waste in addition to wood waste and brush. Fees are based on weight.
Recyclables are NOT accepted at this location