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Rowan County Landfill

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Recycling Brochure (PDF)

Landfill Safety Handout 2022 (PDF)

Wastes Accepted

Solid Waste & Construction/Demolition Waste 

$34 per ton ($39 Out of County) plus a $2 per ton North Carolina solid waste disposal tax. The landfill accepts any waste generated by Rowan County residents and businesses. Any large quantities of out-of-county waste accepted must be approved by the Director of Environmental Management prior to disposal. No hazardous waste, medical waste, liquids, or automotive batteries are accepted at Rowan County's landfill.

Scrap Metal

No charge, this includes appliances such as washers, refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. and any other scrap metal


5 per household are accepted at no charge - Please call to get approval to bring tires to the landfill. Large quantities of tires or tires on rims may be subject to additional processing fees.

All items being brought to the landfill must be covered and/or secured on the vehicle before coming or access will be denied.


The Rowan County Solid Waste Landfill has been in operation since December 1989. It is a 415-ton per day landfill. The landfill has a life expectancy of 50 plus years at our current disposal rates.

The landfill is constructed on a clay liner and a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner that protects the groundwater from being contaminated by the solid waste. Any fluid that drains through the landfill is collected and held in a lagoon. It is then pumped to a waste water facility for treatment. The landfill is self-supporting and does not operate from Rowan County taxes.