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. Waste Management Holiday Closure Schedule

    Posted on October 26, 2022

    Click to see the Waste Management holiday closure schedule Additional Info...
  2. Free Mulch

    Posted on October 13, 2022

    Burke County Waste Management will be providing free bulk mulch beginning October 18, 2022, through February 12, 2023 (or while supplies last) at our landfill located at 2500 Marsh Trail, Morganton NC 28655. Read on...
  3. Transfer Station at Landfill is Closed

    Posted on December 9, 2021

    The transfer station at the landfill is closed for repairs. This means no household waste can be accepted at the landfill at this time. The convenience sites are still in operation. Read on...
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