Johnston County residents may take discarded Christmas trees to the County Landfill located at 680 County Home Road, Smithfield. All residents who have a Solid Waste Decal can take their Christmas trees at no charge to the landfill or to any of the 12 Solid Waste Convenience Sites located throughout the county. There will be a fee for this service for residents who do not have a Solid Waste Decal.
Customers without a Trash Decal will have their trees weighed at the Landfill. The fee is the normal $18 per ton rate. In most cases, the minimum fee of $5.00 will cover the tree.
Ornaments, wire, lights and all other decorations must be removed before discarding Christmas trees. Trees that are collected will be ground into mulch for beneficial use.
Anyone with questions about the Christmas tree disposal can call the Johnston County Solid Waste Services Department at 919-938-4750.
Most municipalities in Johnston County have their own collection procedures for Christmas trees within their town limits. Municipal customers can also use the county landfill site.