Hurricane Ian Update

New Hanover County is no longer under any storm watches or warnings. Visit for more information.

New Hanover County services and attractions will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 1. Learn more here.


NOTE:  The fees outlined below are “per ton” rates and include the $2.00/ton NC Solid Waste Tax.  All customers will be weighed in and out to determine their net weight.  As an example, if a customer’s loaded vehicle weighs in at 4,200 pounds (gross weight) and weighs out empty at 4,000 pounds (tare weight), their “net weight” would be 200 pounds.   Fees will be pro-rated based on the customer’s net weight.  In the above example, the customer delivered 200 pounds (one-tenth of a ton) of construction debris, so their charge would be $5.20 (0.1 tons X $52).  There is a minimum charge, which is based on 20 pounds (0.01 tons or 52 cents).

Landfill staff may assess an additional surcharge on waste that creates a nuisance condition or requires specialized equipment rental to process,  “Nuisance conditions” may include excessive dust, extreme odors, or situations that require site preparation in advance of receiving the material.

Category Tip Fee
Cardboard (With less than 15% contamination as verified by recycling attendant) No Charge
Clean Concrete / Brick / Dirt (Must be verified by landfill attendant)*** $30.00/Ton
Concrete/Brick/Dirt Mix $52.00/Ton
Construction / Demolition Debris*** $52.00/Ton
Color-Sorted Glass Bottles No Charge
Mattresses/Box Springs $52/ton plus $10 surcharge each
Food Waste, unpackaged only (for composting) No Charge
Household Recyclables (mixed paper, plastic, glass, aluminum) No Charge
Garbage/Refuse/Trash $52.00/Ton
Shingles/Built Up Roofing Mix $52.00/Ton
Residential Yard Waste (not contaminated by trash bags or garbage) $30.00/ton
Palm Trees $25.00/Each
Commercial Yard Waste (not contaminated by trash bags or garbage) $25.00/Ton
Special Waste Tip Fee
Appliances (“White Goods”) No Charge
Household Or Lead Acid Batteries (Recycled) No Charge
Sludges (Accepted With Special Approval Only) $80.00/Ton
Tires (Disposed Of By Businesses) $75.00/Ton
Tires (Disposed Of By Homeowners – up to 5 tires/day) No Charge
Waste Oil / Antifreeze (Recycled) No Charge

*** The landfill will waive fees on the following construction, remodeling, and demolition materials if they are 100% free from contamination and are separated at the job site.  Mixed materials will not be subject to fee waivers.  Approved loads will receive a token to present to the scale house attendant that authorizes the fee waiver.

  • Gypsum wallboard (a.k.a. Sheetrock® or drywall.  No nylon/fiberglass mesh layers, insulation, wallpaper, furring strips, etc.)
  • Scrap lumber and wood pallets (no laminates, painted wood, pressure-treated wood, window glass, trash, or metal with the exception of nails/staples/bolts)
  • Concrete, brick, and masonry block (no paint, rebar, ceramic tile, trash, etc.)
Recycling & Solid Waste: 3002 U.S. Highway 421 North • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4400 • Fax 910-798-4408
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