On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Onslow County Solid Waste Department’s updated fee structure will take effect. The fees were approved in the FY 2021-2022 budget. The Onslow County Solid Waste Department, including the Landfill and Convenience Sites, operates as an Enterprise Fund. As a result, no taxpayer revenue is used and the department operates solely on fees collected. The last tipping fee increase prior to fiscal year 2020 for the Onslow County Landfill was in 2009; since that time, there has been significant growth in the costs associated with maintaining operations. Fee changes reflect labor and disposal costs for intensive, hazardous, or specialty wastes.
It is the mission of the Onslow County Solid Waste Department to be an innovative and responsive organization that aggressively provides environmentally sound and fiscally responsible waste management, incorporating state-of-the-art methods and technology while educating the public on responsible, long term waste management and environmental stewardship.