Solid Waste Department

Solid Waste Department
2949 Hodges Farm Road

LaGrange, NC  28551

Phone: (252) 566-4194

Solid Waste Director: Hal Oliver     Email:

The Lenoir County Landfill and the 9 Convenient Trash Sites will be closed April 10th in observance of GOOD FRIDAY. Reopen Saturday 11th with normal operating hours.

In an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on services, the Lenoir County Solid Waste Department is asking residents of Lenoir County to drop off only bagged household trash and recyclables at our 9 Convenience Sites and the main Landfill in order to reduce traffic and to minimize risk to our staff and the public and  that you please wait until further notice to drop off oversized items (ex. mattresses and furniture) and yard debris at this time effective Monday, March 30, 2020.

Lenoir County Solid Waste Management Plan

Lenoir County Recycle Facts
Landfill Current Charge Rates

Operating Hours

Landfill:  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
Saturday 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

                     Loads accepted until 4:00 PM

 Recycling Sites: Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Lenoir County Solid Waste Department provides the Lenoir County residents with the collection and disposal of waste materials in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the State of North Carolina. The Lenoir County Solid Department is divided into three (3) specific areas located on grounds for designated materials:

  • Transfer Station / Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) – Waste generated from residential, commercial, and institutional non-hazardous solid wastes and designated solid wastes. (Ex.  Household trash, furniture, clothing, toys, etc….)
  • Construction and Demolition (C&D) – Any waste generated from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations on pavement, building, or other structures. (Ex. Wood, shingles, concrete, brick, siding, plumbing, pipes, etc…)
  • Land Clearing and inert debris (LCID) - waste generated through land clearing activities. (Ex. Stumps, trees, limbs, and leaves, brush, grass clippings and other naturally occurring vegetative matter.)


Landfill User Fee – Residents that do not have trash pickup services pay the $90.00 landfill user fee on their taxes to dispose of their household trash at one of the 9 recycling sites located in Lenoir County. Household trash is trash collected in the home wastebasket such as kitchens, bedroom and baths. Residents who pay the landfill user fee can bring up to a ton (2000 lbs.) per year in the landfill at no charge. Weight does not roll over to the next year. Residents will be charged for everything once their allotted ton has been met.

Garbage Pickup – County residents that pay for trash pickup, city residents and businesses are not charged the Landfill User Fee on their taxes. These residents will be charged for all items brought to landfill. There is no charge for recyclables for any Lenoir County resident.

All Contractors and Businesses are charged for all loads brought into Landfill. No Business (or Contractor) is charged a Landfill user fee and is required to pay disposal fees.

Contracted Businesses can not use a resident’s free ton. A business is a “contracted” service because they are paid to provide a service. This is a business transaction and All Businesses are charged.

Before anyone (such as family, friend, neighbor, etc…) can charge the waiver disposal to someone else’s ton, the homeowner must call the landfill [252-566-4194] for confirmation and this require additional information.

The landfill provides designated areas on site for disposal of banned materials:

Appliances, Metals, Lead-Acid Batteries, Electronics, Used Motor Oil, Used Oil Filters, Wooden Pallets, Scrap Tires, Yard Waste,

Landfill site does not accept:

Aluminum Cans, Beverage containers, Cardboard, Plastic Bottles (#1 & #2), glass, newspaper & magazines (MUST GO TO RECYCLE SITE)

Not accepted (at either Landfill or Recycle Sites):

Oyster Shells, Antifreeze. Cooking Oil, Hazardous Wastes, Herbicides

Recycling Sites

There are 9 Recycling Sites in Lenoir County. These sites are for only Lenoir County residents that pay a landfill user fee on their Lenoir County taxes. NO COMMERCIAL.

Lenoir County is not permitted to accept any out-of-county waste.  All out-of-county wastes must be taken to landfill of the county where waste is generated.

City residents must go directly to landfill.

Operating Hours

Recycling Sites: Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Recycling and Roll Off Sites


Phone Number
Site #1 Dobbs Farm 2118 Robinson Road
Kinston, NC
Site #2 Fairground 475 Fairground Road
Kinston, NC
Site #3 Loftin's Crossroads 1957 Elijah Loftin Road
Kinston, NC
Site #4 Deep Run 2559 Eric Sparrow Road
Deep Run NC
Site #5 Hodges Farm Rd 2833 Hodges Farm Road
La Grange NC
Site #6 Wallace Road 2272 Wallace Road
Kinston, NC
Site #7 Nobles Mill 309 Nobles Mill Road
Pink Hill, NC
Site #8 Strabane 190 Smith Grady Road
Seven Springs, NC
Site #9 Hugo Crossroads 2773 Grifton-Hugo Road
Grifton, NC

***All Businesses and Contractors must go Directly to Landfill

Exception: Acceptable recyclable materials




 Household waste  - (must not contain any banned or recyclable materials)

Comingle Recyclables –  #1 & #2 Plastics, Bottles, Cans (must go in recycle bin)

Corrugated Cardboard - (must be broken and put in designated area)

Paper - Newspaper, Magazines, computer paper etc…

Used Oil – Must be put in used oil drum

Used Oil Filters – Must be put in designated container

Fluorescent Bulbs – See Site Attendant for Assistance and DO NOT BREAK

Metals –  Wire, Posts, pipes, Bikes, chairs, tables, grills, non-freon appliances

(All Appliances must have doors removed & put in designated area)


**Accepted only at Dobbs, Fairgound and Landfill Sites**

Pesticide Jugs – Must be triple rinsed and have metal bans removed

**Accepted at Hugo, LaGrange, Strabane, Deep Run, Nobles Mill & Wallace Rd. sites**

Lenoir County Recycling Site Bans

(In Accordance to NC State Regulations)

The Follow Will NOT BE Accepted at Landfill


Seafood Products                   Tires

Bulky Items                     Paints                                            Dead Animals

Foods (Spoiled or Frozen)   Dirt/Sand

Liquids                               Poisons                                         Medical Waste

Sawdust or Wood Shavings or Hazardous Waste

Fire Embers or Ash (from burned items)





… Recycling is mandatory in Lenoir County.

… Littering outside gates or on roadside can be up to $1500 fine.

… Illegal dumping of prohibited material in unapproved areas can be fined $300

… Children under 12 must remain in vehicle with engine off.

… Pets must remain in vehicle with engine off.

… Dogs must be secured in truck bed.

… You can call  (252) 566-4194 to report illegal dumping.

… We have 9 recycling sites.

… We do not accept and liquids or hazardous waste materials.

… We do not provide pickup of waste.

… Scavenging and dumpster diving will not be tolerated.

… You are responsible for unloading you trash at the sites and landfill.

… Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any solid waste facility.




130 South Queen Street | Post Office Box 3289 Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 559-6450 Fax: (252) 559-6454