Waste Management

Burke County operates a number of waste management and recycling facilities for use by residents.

The John’s River Waste Management Facility (at 2500 Marsh Trail, Morganton) is comprised of a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill, used exclusively for construction and demolition debris, and a Transfer Station, used by residents for disposal of general household waste and recycling.

Here is the link to the recycling information: https://www.burkenc.org/recycling

In addition, the county operates six Convenience Centers throughout the county for disposal of general household waste and recycling.

Click here for a list of fees.

Swat-A-Litterbug Program

Learn about the Swat-A-Litterbug program.

  1. Free Mulch at Landfill

    Posted on February 13, 2023

    Burke County Waste Management will be providing free bulk mulch beginning February 13, 2023, through May 13, 2023 (or while supplies last) at the landfill. Read on...
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