Landfill

The mission of the Transylvania County Solid Waste Department is to dispose of Solid Waste in such a manner that it is environmentally sound and cost effective.

Hours of Operation:
8am – 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Director : Jeff Brookshire
Phone Number: 884-6830
E-mail: jeff.brookshire@transylvaniacounty.org

 Landfill Holiday Schedule for Calendar Year 2014

Locations:

Pisgah Forest Collection Center
1767 Old Hendersonville Hwy.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Phone 884-4849
Hrs. Mon-Sat 7am-7pm
 

Connestee Collection Center
142 See Off Road
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone 883-8848
Hrs. Mon-Sat 8am-4pm
 

Calvert Collection Center
163 Old Calvert Road
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone 883-3346
Hrs. Mon-Sat 8am-4pm
 

Woodruff Landfill and Department Office Woodruff Road
Woodruff Road or 500 Howell Road
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone 884-6830
Hrs. Mon-Sat 8am-4pm
 

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List of Fees for Services

Starting July 1, 2014 Fees at the Transylvania County Landfill will be as follows:
Animals: $52.00 Per Ton
Construction: $52.00 Per Ton
Inbound Metal: $52.00 Per Ton
Wood/Brush: $20.00 Per Ton
Trash: $52.00 Per Ton
Mulch: $10.00 Small Loads, $20.00 Large Loads
Shingles: $52.00 Per Ton
Stumps/Soil/Concrete: $20.00 Per Ton

Orange Tags can be purchased at the Collection Centers and Landfill.

Recycling:
Bottles, cans and paper are collected at each of the collection centers listed on the left.
Used motor oil is collected at Pisgah Forest and Woodruff.
Automotive batteries are collected at Calvert and Woodruff.
Appliances are collected at Woodruff.
All material collected for recycling is sold and shipped to brokers in the region.

Collection:
Waste collection is provided at the three collection centers listed and at the Transylvania County Landfill.

Household Hazardous Waste:
HHW collections are held the first Wednesday of the month from April to October. Items are to be brought to the Woodruff Landfill from 9:00 to 12:00 and by appointment.

Materials that will be accepted include pesticides, weed killers, bug sprays, used motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, motor and recyclable batteries. Materials that will not be accepted include liquid paint, medical wastes, industrial or business waste, explosives or unknowns. All containers must be labeled.

Only material from Transylvania County residential sources is accepted.

If you have questions please call 884-6830

Landfill Preparation:

Taking materials to the landfill:
The landfill is located on Woodruff Road southwest of Rosman. The entrance is off Highway 64 just past the Mitchell-Bissel Plant. Loads must be moved in a manner that the contents will not leak or spill and shall be covered to keep contents dry and to prevent blowing of material. When you get to the main building pull onto the scales and the scale operator will ask to see your drivers license and will ask what type of materials you have. You will then be directed where to dispose of them. After unloading drive back on the scales to weigh out and pay, if necessary.

Paying for disposal:
Transylvania County operates under a user fee program. Residents pay for the trash they generate. You can reduce your cost by recycling and reducing the amount of trash you generate. At the landfill, trash, scrap metal, scrap lumber and shingles cost $52.00 a ton to dispose of. Unpainted block, unpainted concrete(with no wire) and asphalt cost $20 a ton. Brush, yard waste cost $20 a ton. Stumps and dirt cost $20.00 a ton. There is a $5.00 minimum charge at the landfill.

The collection centers at Connestee, Calvert and Pisgah Forest are designed to accommodate bagged household waste. There is a scale at Pisgah Forest where small, unbagged items may be taken to be weighed. Orange fee paid stickers are available at the centers for $1.50. One sticker is to be placed around the neck of each bag of trash. The weight limit for the bags is thirty pounds. There is no charge for recyclable materials. Cash or checks are the only acceptable forms of payment. No credit cards are accepted.

Contractors, haulers and others who use the landfill frequently can apply to open a credit account at the landfill. Applications are available from the County Finance Office, 884-3104. Qualified applicants will be assigned a customer and vehicle identification number. Billing statements are mailed out at the end of each month.

(1.) Household Hazardous Waste:
HHW collections are held the first Wednesday of the month from April to October. Items are to be brought to the Woodruff Landfill from 9:00 to 12:00.
Materials that will be accepted include pesticides, weed killers, bug sprays, used motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, motor and recyclable batteries. Materials that will not be accepted include liquid paint, medical wastes, industrial or business waste, explosives or unknowns. All containers must be labeled. If you have questions please call 884-6830.

(2.) Electronics:
Small TV's (19" or smaller) $5.00 ea.
Large TV's (20" or larger) $10.00 ea.

IMPORTANT (Please Read):
All Large TV's must be brought to the County Landfill.
Pisgah Forest Collection site can ONLY accept TV's 19" and smaller.

*** All other Electronics are free***

(3.) Recyclable materials:
Transylvania County accepts the following recyclable materials free of charge.
All items will be marketed so certain quality standards must be met. Items
must be clean, free of contaminants and sorted properly at our collection centers.

(A) Newspapers and inserts-accepted at all locations
(B) Mixed paper-includes magazines, junk mail, cereal boxes (remove plastic liner), paperback books, phone books, office paper, and toothpaste and tissue boxes. Accepted at all locations. No paper towels, napkins, or coated paper.
(C) Glass Bottles- green, brown and clear bottles are accepted at all locations. Please rinse. No pane glass, plates, drinking glasses or light bulbs.
(D) Plastic Bottles and Containers - #1- #7 containers are accepted at all locations. Please Rinse. No motor oil, pesticide, or antifreeze bottles. No black microwavable trays, styrofoam, bubble wrap or plastic bags. Also accepting milk and juice cartons and caps
(E) Steel food cans-labels can be left on. Please rinse. Accepted at all locations.
(F) Aluminum beverage cans, food trays and pie pans. Please rinse. Accepted at all locations. No Aluminum foil.
(G) Cardboard- dry, corrugated, flattened cardboard boxes. No pizza or wax coated food boxes because of contamination. All locations.
(H) Tires- up to 5 tires without rims accepted free at Woodruff Landfill. Tires on rims are $1 each.
(I) Appliances- refrigerators, stove, hot water heaters, washer and dryers, dishwashers, freezers, and air conditioners are accepted free at Woodruff Landfill. There is a charge for microwaves, toaster ovens, dehumidifiers and other small kitchen appliances.
(J) Batteries- Automotive batteries are accepted at Woodruff, Calvert and Pisgah Forest. Small rechargeable batteries are accepted at all locations. Non-rechargeable batteries should be placed with household garbage.
(K)  Used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze- accepted at Woodruff, Calvert and Pisgah Forest. Vegetable Oil accepted at Pisgah Forest.

***No Styrofoam Accepted***

(4.) Materials that are prohibited from being disposed of in the landfill:

  • Tires- must be brought to Woodruff landfill and stacked in tire trailer
  • Automotive batteries- Can be taken to Pisgah Forest, Calvert or Woodruff Landfill and placed in storage containers
  • Liquid Paint- paint must be dried. Open lid and let dry or add kitty litter or sawdust and then dispose of can in household garbage.
  • Aluminum Cans- NC General Statute 130A309.10(f)(6) prohibits putting aluminum beverage cans in the landfill. Recycle them at our collection centers.
  • Used Motor Oil- put in collection drums at Pisgah Forest, Calvert and Woodruff.

(5.) Taking materials to the landfill:

The landfill is located on Woodruff Road southwest of Rosman. The entrance is off Highway 64 just past the Mitchell-Bissel Plant. Loads must be moved in a manner that the contents will not leak or spill and shall be covered to keep contents dry and to prevent blowing of material. When you get to the main building pull onto the scales and the scale operator will ask to see your drivers license and will ask what type of materials you have. You will then be directed where to dispose of them. After unloading drive back on the scales to weigh out and pay, if necessary.

(6.) Paying for disposal: (CASH and Checks Only) - NO CARDS

Transylvania County operates under a user fee program. Residents pay for the trash they generate. You can reduce your cost by recycling and reducing the amount of trash you generate. At the landfill, trash, scrap metal, scrap lumber and shingles cost $52 a ton to dispose of. Unpainted block, unpainted concrete and asphalt cost $20 a ton. Brush, yard waste cost $20 a ton. Stumps and dirt cost $20.00 a ton. There is a $5.00 minimum charge at the landfill.

The collection centers at Connestee, Calvert and Pisgah Forest are designed to accommodate bagged household waste. There is a scale at Pisgah Forest where small, unbagged items may be taken to be weighed. Orange fee paid stickers are available at the centers for $1.50. One sticker is to be placed around the neck of each bag of trash. The weight limit for the bags is thirty pounds. There is no charge for recyclable materials. Cash or checks are the only acceptable forms of payment. No credit cards are accepted.

Contractors, haulers and others who use the landfill frequently can apply to open a credit account at the landfill. Applications are available from the County Finance Office. Qualified applicants will be assigned a customer and vehicle identification number. Billing statements are mailed out at the end of each month.

Waste created per year at Woodruff Landfill

Did you know?

  • This year, you will generate approximately 2,000 pounds (1 ton) of waste. That's equal to 5.4 pounds every day!
  • There's a good reason Americans are known as the "Throw Away" Society--we make up only 5% of the world's population, but we produce 50% of the world's trash.
  • Recycling is a wonderful way for you to make a difference. You'll help save natural resources, energy, and landfill space for future generations.
  • Recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy that producing aluminum products from raw materials.
  • Recycling a year's worth of newspaper saves 2,200 gallons of water, and 4 trees, and prevents 15 pounds of pollutants from entering the atmosphere.
  • Recycling plastic bottles saves 50% to 60% of the energy that would be needed to make the same product from new materials.
  • Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.

REMOVE, RINSE, RECYCLE

Our community has taken a step in the right direction, and we're one of many communities nationwide that are recycling plastic soft drink bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and milk jugs made of high density polyethylene (HDPE).

We need your help for plastic recycling to be successful. PET and HDPE plastic recycling works est when you follow the 3 R's - REMOVE THE CAP and discard it properly, RINSE AND FLATTEN THE CONTAINER to create more space for recyclables in your bin, and RECYCLE. These small steps can make a big difference. Remember to steady yourself by holding onto something sturdy when flattening containers.

Once your plastic soft drink bottles and milk jugs are flattened, set them out with your other recyclables at the curb. Remember...PET plastic soft drink bottles and HDPE milk jugs belong in your recycling bin!

PET plastic soft drink bottles are recycled into new containers, carpeting, and fiberfill for ski jackets and sleeping bags.

By Recycling PET and HDPE plastic containers today, we can clean up our community - and save valuable resources for tomorrow.

Landfill Design:

  • After the site is graded, the clay is spread.

  • And compacted.

  • Then a geosynthetic clay liner and the 60 mil High Density Polyethelene (HDPE) liner are deployed.

  • The HDPE panels are welded together.

  • Weld is pressure tested or vacuum tested.

  • Drainage layer spread on the HDPE.

  • When waste is placed on the stone any leachate generated will be removed through the drainage layer and pumped to a storage tank.

  • From there it is transported to wastewater treatment.
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