Solid Waste




The Cleveland County Health Department operates and maintains the Landfill and the Recycling Centers for the citizens of Cleveland County.

LANDFILL PROGRAM The Landfill Sites provides safe and sanitary disposal of all solid waste within the county, and complies with all local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Tours of the facilities are available for anyone who is interested. Below are the disposal costs at the Cleveland County Landfill effective July 1st, 2017:




Solid Waste (household and mixed garbage) SELF-MCNEILLY ONLY $43.00/Ton
Construction/Demolition Materials (shingles, wood, sheet rock, brick, plastic pipe, etc.) (NO CARDBOARD ACCEPTED IN CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION LANDFILL) $24.48/Ton
Wooden Pallet (to be taken to yard waste section) $25.13/Ton
Fiberglass $19.00/Ton
Sludge SELF-MCNEILLY ONLY $43.00/Ton
Mobile Homes $264.50/Unit
Yard Waste (trees, limbs, leaves) $19.84/Ton
Stumps $25.13/Ton
Friable Asbestos plus Surcharge($150.00/per load) $43.00/Ton
Handle Fee (Special Waste) $150.00/Load
Non-Friable Asbestos (solid form) $24.48/Ton
Dead Animals (dogs, cats, puppies, kittens) SELF-MCNEILLY ONLY $1.32/Animal
Fowl (chickens, turkeys, deer and hog parts) SELF-MCNEILLY ONLY $41.00/Ton
Livestock (cows, calf, horses, hogs, pigs, goats) SELF-MCNEILLY ONLY $6.61/Animal
Tires (Normal Course of Business) NO CHARGE
Non-Documented Tires $132.25/Ton
Handel Fee (Special Waste)

S/W CVII (E-Waste Discount)



 $150.00 per load




  • There is a $2.00 minimum charged on all material with the exception of dead animals and livestock.
  • There is a fee of $200.00 that will be charged for any UNSECURED LOAD brought into the Cleveland County Landfill.
  • If the materials are delivered co-mingled the load will be subject to  $43.00 per ton.
  • The hourly rate for above & beyond operating hours will be $30.00 per 15 minute increments.

Recycling Program

 The Cleveland County recycling program operates in a variety of ways.  The municipalties of Shelby, Kings Mountain and Boiling Springs operate their own curbside pickup.  For those outside of those cities, Cleveland County offers 9 manned sites around the county for the convenience of its citizens.

  • Glass: Clean, Green, Clear, Brown, Food Jars, Drink Containers
    No Lids, Ceramic, Window Glass, Windshields
  • Plastic Bottles, Jugs & Containers: #1 through #7 Clean Plastic, 2L and 16oz.
    Bottles, Milk Jugs (1/2 or 1 Gallon), Brown, Green or Clear Plastic
    No Lids, Toys, Bags, Dirty Containers
  • Newspapers, Computer Paper: Newspapers, Cardboard, Computer Paper*, Ledger Paper*
    (No String, Brown or Plastic Bags, Magazines)
  • Aluminum Cans: Beverage Cans only
    We buy aluminum cans!
  • White Goods – Appliances: Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Stoves, Ranges, Microwaves, Furnace Blowers, Fans, Dishwashers, Air Conditioners, Water heaters
  • Yard waste: Leaves, Brush, Grass, Clippings (Unbagged), Limbs less than 5′ in length and 6″ in diameter. No tree stumps!
  • Scrap Metal: Clean Metal, Steel Beverage Cans – any size, Steel Food Cans -any size, Used Metal – any type. No Glass, Liquids, Storm Windows, Dirty Cans, Paint Cans, Burn Barrels, 55-Gallon Drums or Larger, Auto Gas Tanks.
  • Motor Oils: Motor Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Transmission Fluid. No water in Fluids, Brake Fluids, Solvents, Paint Thinner
  • Used Motor Oil Filters: Residential only, no businesses
  • Tires: Passenger vehicles, Tires Only, Cleveland County Resident (only 5 tires per person every 3 months)
  • Batteries: Any size, Lead Batteries, Calcium / Lead Batteries. No Household Batteries.
  • Electronics:  Effective January 1st, 2011, landfills in NC are no longer allowed to take electronics.  Electronics are now required to be recyled and can be deposited at any of our 9 manned sites.  Please see our e-cycling brochure and our manned site map.

Household Hazardous Waste

Some items are considered unsafe for the landfill and must be handled in a special manner.  Once annually the Cleveland County Solid Waste program hosts a household hazardous waste day in the Spring of each year.  Please see our brochure for a list of what is accepted at this event.  If you need to dispose of these materials and cannot wait until our next hazardous day, please call the solid waste program at 704-447-8200 for tips on proper disposal.

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Solid Waste Management 10 year Plan


Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1609 Airport Road, Shelby NC 28150

Self McNeilly Landfill
250 Fielding Rd, Cherryville NC 28021