About the Department
The Department is operated as an enterprise fund - all landfill users, are charged a tipping fee. The Household Availability Fee accounts for 41% of the total revenues.

Amount of Waste
The Department managed 184,351 tons of material in during the fiscal year of 2013-2014, including 165,890 tons land filled, 10,940 tons of yard waste recycled to mulch and 4,613 tons recycled or shipped out for processing.

Iredell County ranks 12th  among North Carolina counties in pounds recycled per capita. Other wastes and recyclables are generated within Iredell County by various private entities.

The Department has 41 full-time employees.