N.C. Disposal Tax Information
North Carolina’s Solid Waste Disposal Tax was created by Session Law 2007-5550 and implemented on July 1, 2008. The tax is imposed at a rate of $2 per ton on the disposal of municipal solid waste in landfills in the state and on the transfer of municipal solid waste for disposal outside the state. The disposal tax applies to all in-state municipal solid waste and C&D landfills and all transfer stations shipping waste out-of-state for disposal.
Disposal tax revenues are collected by the state and distributed for three uses:
Local governments are encouraged to use disposal tax proceeds as a source of funds for investing in recycling and waste reduction programs and services that will expand and enhance the ability for the public to remove materials from the waste stream and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Below you will find additional information and links on the Solid Waste Disposal Tax and its distribution:
For more information or questions on the Solid Waste Disposal Tax, please contact Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach staff member Rob Taylor at 919-707-8139.
For other North Carolina Recycling Contacts click here.