After receiving significant backlash from East Lincoln residents regarding the banning in July of construction and demolition (C&D) waste at convenience sites, county officials appear to have found an alternative solution.
According to a press release issued Friday by Assistant County Manager Martha Lide, Republic Services’ Lake Norman Landfill will be accepting C&D materials from Lincoln County residents starting Sept. 1.
Interested residents will be required to pay at a reduced rate of $30 per load for pick-ups or single axle trailers. Lincoln County residents that own businesses or that are contractors will be required to pay at a rate of $38.75 per ton in addition to a fuel and environmental recovery fee. Contractors and businesses must have a minimum of one ton to utilize Republic Services’ Lake Norman Landfill.
The press release stressed that the rate is determined by load and not by weight. In order for a resident to use the Republic Landfill for the reduced rate, “a current Lincoln County Solid Waste sticker (must be) displayed on his/her vehicle windshield.”
The changes in rules and fees regarding solid waste disposal that were enacted July 1 were deemed necessary by the county for the continued cost effective landfill operation and future cell expansions. In addition to the C&D restrictions, county commissioners approved increasing fees for tipping municipal solid waste at the Crouse landfill from $32 to $38 per ton, while the tipping fees for C&D waste at the landfill increased from $20 to $30.
According to the press release, wheelbarrow-size loads of C&D material will still be accepted at Lincoln County Solid Waste Convenience Sites. For larger loads, Lincoln County Solid Waste will continue to accept C&D waste at the Crouse Landfill for $30 per ton.
The Lake Norman C&D Landfill is located at 7099 Quarry Lane in Stanley, just south of the Highway 73 and Business Highway 16 intersection. The operating hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information regarding the Lake Norman C&D Landfill, contact Republic Services General Manager Bart Keller at (704) 262-6002. For more information about Lincoln County’s Solid Waste Department, visit www.lincolncounty.org/solidwaste.