Solid waste is an important topic in North Carolina. As landfill capacity becomes scarce, effective planning and management of garbage and trash become critical for minimizing both the environmental and the economic impact for residents and businesses alike. The State of North Carolina tasks each of its 100 counties to produce an updated solid waste management plan at least every three years. Plans are required to address all aspects of solid waste management, including collection, disposal, illegal dumping, disaster response and recycling.

Guilford County adopted its 2012 update on June 7,2012. To view the 2012 Plan click here. The plan incorporates input from the public and from elected and appointed officials representing Guilford County, the cities of Archdale, Greensboro and High Point and the towns of Gibsonville, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Stokesdale, Summerfield and Whitsett.


This new update to the Solid Waste Management Plan was drafted by staff and elected officials representing the County and all of the incorporated towns and cities within its jurisdiction. If you would like to submit comments or suggestions involving solid waste issues and services, please CLICK HERE. Your input will help us to assess the needs and expectations of our community.


You may also complete our Resident Questionnaire by clicking here.

For additional information about the 2012 Guilford County Solid Waste Management Plan Update, contact the Guilford County Environmental Services Coordinator, at (336) 641-3792, or click here.

Click here for information on solid waste disposal and recycling projections for Guilford County.