Landfill

Catawba County owns and operates a subtitle D permitted landfill for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction & Demolition Waste (C&D), located at the Blackburn Resource Recovery Facility (Blackburn Landfill). The Landfill also operates a Treatment and Processing Site where three different categories of wood/yard waste materials are received and ground into either compost or mulch, available for purchase at any time during operating hours.

Locations, contact information, and hours:

4017 Rocky Ford Rd

Newton, NC 28658

(704) 462-1348

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am

Closed Sunday

4017 Rocky Ford Rd

Newton, NC 28658

(704) 462-1348

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am

Closed Sunday

Landfill Holiday Closings

Please be advised that the Catawba County Landfill will be closed the following days during 2023 for both commercial and general users:

Blackburn Sanitary Landfill

New Year's DayJanuary 2, 2023Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2023Tuesday
ThanksgivingNovember 23, 2023Thursday
Christmas

December 25, 2023

Monday

Blackburn Treatment and Processing Site, Grinding, and Tires

New Year's DayJanuary 2, 2023Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2023Tuesday
ThanksgivingNovember 23, 2023Thursday
Christmas

December 25, 2023

Monday

Please be advised that the Catawba County Landfill will be closed the following days during 2024 for both commercial and general users:

Blackburn Sanitary Landfill and Grinding Area

New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2024Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2024Thursday
ThanksgivingNovember 28, 2024Thursday
Christmas

December 24, 2024 (closing at 12:00pm)

December 25, 2024

Tuesday

Wednesday


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Municipal Solid Waste: $38.72 per ton (Includes a $2.00 per ton State tax)
  • For other specific materials check the fee schedule
  • Mulch (3 yard scoop/bucket): No charge
  • Compost (3 yard scoop/bucket): $10.00 or $10.00 per ton

Customers may choose to pay per 3 yard scoop/bucket or have their vehicle weighed. The mulch and leaf compost is made from yard waste collected by Solid Waste crews throughout the year. The mulch and leaf compost is composed of tree limbs, Christmas trees, and leaves that are ground into useable material for your landscape. You may contact the Landfill at (704) 462-1348 for more information.

Since 1989 tires have been banned from the Landfill and are required to be recycled. Residents may bring up to five (5) tires per year to the Blackburn Landfill free of charge. Tires without proper documentation, out-of-state, and/or commercial loads are charged $125.00 per ton. Tires must be removed from rims and clean of mud and water for proper disposal. You may contact the Landfill at (704) 462-1348 for additional information.

A substance is considered hazardous if it is toxic, explosive, flammable, and/or corrosive. Many of the products found in the kitchen, bathroom, utility and garage shelves contain hazardous or toxic chemicals. These include but are not limited to household cleaners, pesticides, automobile fluids, latex and oil based paints, and electronics. Empty paint cans (no liquids or lids) are not considered HHW and can be disposed of in regular household garbage.

All types of residential HHW can be disposed of at the County’s biannual Household Hazardous Waste One Day Collection Events. These one-day events are free of charge to the citizens of Catawba County and typically occur in both the Spring and Fall. Every citizen in the County is encouraged to properly dispose of all of their unwanted HHW. A permanent paint and electronics collection is available at the Blackburn Landfill for all residents at no cost. This site accepts both latex and oil based paints and a full range of electronics. For more information about HHW disposal, please contact Ariel Kanupp at (828) 465-8217.