Landfill and Transfer Station - Solid Waste
FREE MULCH AVAILABLE AT POLK COUNTY SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION AND LANDFILL
Free mulch is available now on a first-come, first-served basis at the Polk County Solid Waste Transfer Station and Landfill located two miles north of Mill Spring on N.C. 9.
Anyone is welcome to come to the landfill during operational hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays to pick up free mulch.
Questions can be answered by calling (828) 894-3737
POLK COUNTY TRANSFER STATION GUIDELINES
Polk County residents have several options for the disposal of household waste
for those wishing to haul their own garbage.
Polk County Solid Waste Transfer Station Fees effective 7/1/19:
$10.00 - Per Trip Fee – Each trip to the PCSW Transfer Station
$75.00 - Yearly Permit Fee – No limit on trips to the PCSW Station
C&D - Construction & Debris $50.00 per ton
MSW - Municipal Solid Waste $50.00 per ton
Brush - Clean Brush $30.00 per ton
Clean Fill $20.00 per ton
**PAYMENT TYPES ACCEPTED – CASH & CHECK ** (NO CREDIT OR DEBIT)
Solid Waste Director
Handles waste disposal and recycling for the county. Recyclable products accepted include newspapers, mixed paper, glass, plastic and metal food and beverage packaging. Materials handled at landfill include stumps, brush, yard waste, metal, appliances, automotive batteries, waste oil, tires, concrete, blocks, brick, asphalt, computers, oil filters, anti-freeze, wooden pallets and super market recyclables (food and beverage cans and bottles).
North Carolina requires each unit of local government to establish a Ten-Year Solid Waste Management Plan and update the plan every three years. The goal of these efforts is to reduce the waste stream in the State by 40 percent, when measured as tons per capita per year. A committee composed of representatives from Polk County, Saluda, Tryon, and Columbus compiled the information in the plan and set forth the waste reduction goals. This document is to be used as a planning tool to track the waste reduction, reuse, and recycling efforts throughout Polk County.
Solid Waste (Transfer Station and Landfill)
Landfill on N NC 9 HWY two miles north of Mill Spring
PO Box 308
Columbus NC 28722