Wake County is beginning to explore options for the post-closure use of the 759-acre property containing the South Wake Landfill (SWLF) and Feltonsville Landfill as well as adjacent properties owned by Wake County. The active landfill is projected to reach capacity by 2033. Portions of the property contain closed landfill cells as well as a transfer station, a convenience center, a multi-material facility and a stream restoration project.
The County is looking for extensive community input and as many creative, innovative and alternative site uses as possible to make this an asset to the community. Wake County has recently been successful in constructing the first phase of a landfill post-closure reuse project at the North Wake Landfill (NWLF).
The NWLF Master Plan was developed with the NWLF Citizens Committee and from the input of several hundred citizens, the City of Raleigh, Wake County Public School System, and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR). The first phase in the redevelopment was a park that included a picnic shelter, restroom facilities, playground, open-play fields, greenway trails, pedestrian bridges with connections to the surrounding neighborhood, off-road bike trails and skills area, and access to the top of the closed landfill.
To develop the South Wake Master Plan, the County plans to partner with the Town of Holly Springs, the Town of Apex, NC DENR, the South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee and local citizens. This includes a thorough public planning process whereby citizens and other user groups will be engaged through community forums. This master plan will serve as the County's long-term guide for the eventual development of the property. Specific plans developed through this process may be developed for reuse prior to the closing of the active landfill cells in 2033.
Final Land Use Plan
Document from Community Meeting #4 (March 20, 2012)
Documents from Community Meetings #1 and #2:
- South Wake Landfill Project Site & Surrounding Area:
- South Wake Landfill Operations Map:
- Precedents Slide Show (.pdf)
Documents from Community Meeting #3:
Have questions or need more information? Contact Eric Staehle.