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Iredell County Solid Waste/Recycling



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Iredell County has been approved to participate in the Abandoned Mobile Home Grant Program. 25 grants of up to $1,000 will be provided to citizens who wish to dispose of Abandoned Mobile Homes. Applications, with additional details, can be found at the Solid Waste Department. Citizens who voluntarily enter the program will have the fees at the landfill waived.

For further details or to fill out an application, click the links below.



Iredell County’s newest recycling initiative is an innovative program that partners the Solid waste Department with a local paving company, Maymeade to reclaim old asphalt roofing shingles. These shingles contain high quality petroleum tars and aggregates that blend well into hot asphalt mixes.  Recycling shingles benefits the county by saving landfill space.  Maymeade benefits from the addition of high quality raw materials to extend their hot asphalt mix. Homeowners and roofing contractors can benefit by reduced tipping fees charged for clean recyclable shingles.


Iredell County Solid Waste Convenience Sites and Mooresville Transfer Station:

    • Will not accommodate vehicles towing trailers in excess of 10' (ten feet).
    • Any trailer load 10' or less should not exceed the volume of a pickup load.
    • No double loads will be accepted. That is a pickup load in addition to a trailer load attached.

(does not apply to the main facility located at 354 Twin Oaks Rd., Statesville)   


Solid Waste Decals

Each year Iredell County Solid Waste and Recycling issues vehicle decals to owners of residential property in Iredell County which allows them access to waste and recyclable collection sites located throughout our community. These sites by law cannot accept materials from non-residents of Iredell County. Since the Iredell County Solid Waste and Recycling Department is supported by tax dollars and tipping fees, using the decals helps  keep costs down by keeping materials from other counties out of our collection sites.

Iredell County homeowners should have received a decal with their property tax statement which was mailed in August of this year. Residents should apply the decal as soon as they receive it and by no later than January 1st. The decals should be applied to the lower left of the windshield of vehicles being used to haul waste and recyclables.

All Solid Waste locations will have decals available and attendants will work with eligible residents to obtain a decal if they did not receive one or have misplaced the decal. Proof of residency will be required. Be prepared to provide a driver’s license or other photo ID along with a current vehicle registration, utility bill, or loan closing papers that can be used to establish proof of residence. The vehicle the decal is being requested for must be present for decal to be issued. Landlords are responsible for providing decals to their tenants. However the department will assist renters who have not received a decal in obtaining one. No more than 2 decals will be issued for any individual property. After January 31st, the Solid Waste Department may refuse service to anyone who does not have a current decal. Non- residents attempting to dispose of materials will be subject to fifty dollar fines. Some of the common questions the department receives regarding the policy are addressed below.

Why is this so important?

  • Iredell County taxpayers who own a house or apartment pay a yearly household assessment to help finance the landfill and convenience sites. The decal allows site attendants to easily identify county residents. State law does not allow waste from any source other than within the county to be placed in the county landfill. Remember allowing users from elsewhere means our residents are paying the bill for illegal users.

How much is the household assessment?

  • Only $52/household. That works out to only one dollar per week or about what you pay for one soda or bottle of water at a convenience store. That’s a great bargain. If we can’t reserve the program for only those eligible, fees will have to increase for our taxpayers.

Why can’t I just hold up my decal as I drive by or lay it on my dash?

  • County Ordinance states it must be affixed to the vehicle
  • If properly displayed it does not cause delays while the attendant looks or asks for it.
  • It’s possible that people living close to county borders could pass the decals to friends, relatives and neighbors who are ineligible thus placing additional burdens on Iredell County taxpayers.

NC State law says it’s illegal to place anything on my windshield?

  • Only if it obstructs the line of vision. It will not interfere if placed in the lower left corner of the windshield.

I don’t want the glue making a mess on my windshield.

  • The glue does not leave residue. In fact the decals are easily removed if you bend one corner upwards before applying.

I own several vehicles and want one for each vehicle.

  • No problem, we will give you a decal for each separate vehicle you bring here. We only ask for proof of registration and that the specific vehicle is present and the decal is affixed to the vehicle at the time of receipt.

I refuse to put it on no matter what you say.

  • This is your choice; however you will be issued a citation from the Solid Waste Enforcement Officer which will cost $50.00 to resolve. Continued violations may result in the loss of privileges to use Solid Waste Facilities pursuant to the departments Disruptive Behavior Policy.

Additional facts.

  • It protects Iredell County Taxpayers investment.
  • It’s just like a library card, which allows you to check out a book.
  • It’s a quick form of ID, doesn’t slow you down.
  • Prevents out-of –county users
  • Helps keep fees low
  • Speeds traffic flow on busy days
  • Keeps us from stopping you each time you come in

Further questions should be directed to the Solid Waste Department at 704-878-5430 or dlambert@co.iredell.nc.us.

Iredell County provides citizen drop off sites at 5 locations including the landfill located at 354 Twin Oaks Road, Statesville; the Mooresville Transfer Station at 158 Macleod Drive in Mooresville; West Iredell at 257 Watermelon Road, Statesville; Central located at 3918 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville and Union Grove/Harmony located at 866 West Memorial Highway in Harmony.


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