$4.9 Million Bid Awarded To Expand County Landfill

Additional $1.3 Million For Mitigation Costs

Construction will begin soon on the expansion of the Johnston County Landfill after County Commissioners awarded a $4,993,817 bid for the project.

Shamrock Environmental Corporation of Browns Summit, NC was the lowest bidder among five companies that bid on the expansion.

Traffic lines up to enter the Johnston County Landfill near Smithfield.

Rick Proctor, Director of the Johnston County Department of Solid Waste Services, said the expansion will occupy approximately 19.7 acres of a lined disposal area and should provide disposal capacity for the next 8 to 12 years.  Construction will begin this month and will be ready for use by February 2021.

The expansion also includes sediment basin and pump station improvements.  The project is identified as Phase 6 out of 10 total phases.

In addition to the construction bid, Johnston County must also pay $1,884,540.55 to purchase credits for encroachments on a stream and wetlands caused by the expansion. The mitigation costs include $1,366,690 for impact on 2,600 linear feet of a stream; $430,500 for impact on 5.74 acres of wetlands; and $87,350.55 for 75,957 square feet of riparian buffers that will be impacted.

Combined the total cost for the 19.7 acre landfill expansion is $6,878,357.55.

Mr. Proctor said this and future expansions of the landfill site on County Home Road should provide about 65 years of solid waste disposal capacity for the citizens of Johnston County.