ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Environmental ManagmentThe Department of Environmental Management oversees the operations of the Landfill and the Recycling programs.

In 1989, Environmental Management was underway closing the old landfill and constructing the new Subtitle-D Landfill on Campbell Road in Woodleaf.  This landfill was one of the first built in the state that met the new State requirements that allowed for the protection of the soil and groundwater around the area. At this time Rowan County, also, established the recycling program with the addition of staffed convenience centers. Rowan County was one of the first to implement recycling for its citizens in the state.

2727 Old Concord Rd Suite D Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone:  704-216-8589     Fax:  704-216-8969

Main Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(except holidays)

 

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 18TH, 2014 IN OBSERVANCE

OF

THE EASTER HOLIDAY

ROWAN COUNTY LANDFILL -789 CAMPBELL ROAD  WOODLEAF-CLOSED

SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTERS

255 ROCK GROVE CHURCH ROAD-CLOSED

1455 JULIAN ROAD-CLOSED

614 W. 8TH STREET KANNAPOLIS-CLOSED

1735 DUNN'S MOUNTAIN ROAD-CLOSED

3282 GOODNIGHT ROAD-CLOSED

8835 STOKES FERRY ROAD-CLOSED

1102 N. LONG STREET PROCESSING CENTER- CLOSED

WE AT THE ROWAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WISH FOR YOU A VERY

HAPPY EASTER!

 


 

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NOTICE

ROWAN COUNTY D.E.M. WILL BE HOSTING OUR

SPRING

SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION DAY

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ROWAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THE NCDOA AND CS

ON

WEDNESDAY MAY 7TH, 2014

FROM:

7:00AM TO 7:00PM

AT

1102 N. LONG STREET EXTENSION

EAST SPENCER NC

ITEMS COLLECTED:

PAINT (UPT TO 10 GALLONS/HOUSEHOLD

TIRES (UP TO 5 NO RIMS / HOUSEHOLD

TANKS (OXYGEN, PROPANE ETC.)

UNUSED OR OUTDATED MEDICATION (BRING IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER)

PESTICIDES (IN LABELED CONTAINER)

FERTILIZERS (LABELED)

HEARING AIDS

ELECTRONICS, TVS ETC. (Anything with battery or plug)

CALL 704-216-8606 FOR QUSTIONS OR DIRECTIONS

 

LANDFILL RATE ADJUSTMENT NOTICE
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013:

 

2007

Tipping Fee

2008 Tipping Tax

Total

 

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013

Tipping Fee

Tipping Tax

Total

In-County Waste

$32.00

$2.00

$34.00

 

$34.00

$2.00

$36.00

Out-of-County Waste

$37.00

$2.00

$39.00

 

$39.00

$2.00

$41.00

July 1, 2013

Rowan County Landfill Enterprise Fund

 

The Rowan County Board of Commissioners have authorized an increase in our current landfill solid waste tipping fees by:
                                                             $2.00 per ton Effective July 1, 2013.

 

Background:

The Rowan County Enterprise Fund is a self sustaining program that operates entirely by revenues generated within the program.  Unlike other counties across the state of North Carolina, Rowan County does not charge household solid waste/recycling program availability fees. The Rowan County Landfill Enterprise fund relies on the surplus revenue generated from landfill tipping fees to fund non-landfill waste diversion activities such as NCDENR landfill bans and recycling services. 

 

In consideration of the fiscal impacts of our current economy, the source of revenue generated by the sales of recyclables remains unpredictable and only capable of supporting a small percentage of program costs.  As recycling programs have become more successful through increased participation due in-part to the convenience of single stream recycling, the tonnage disposed of at landfills has decreased.  This means that our revenue to fund our entire solid waste and recycling program has diminished. 

 

The landfill tipping fee increase will allow us to continue to meet landfill permit environmental compliance and sustain our recycling/landfill banned diversion programs. 

 


    
Rowan County is accepting Televisions  FREE of charge.
Please Bring All Televisions to our Rowan County Processing Center located at 1102 N. Long Street Extension in East Spencer Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm.
Televisions will ONLY be accepted at this location!

Notice to the Farm Community:

When Purchasing Seed Products: Please be sure to speak with your seed vendor about allowing the vendor to take back emptied seed bags for proper recycling.  Many local vendors will agree to reclaim bags from the seed products that they sell.  Seed bags can in many cases be reused or recycled.  It is our collective responsibility to use our purchasing power to help facilitate reuse and recycling mechanisms. Seed bags are an area where we can make a difference in our waste stream by keeping this usable material out of our landfill.
Thank you for your efforts!

 


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