Public participation is strongly encouraged by Wake County, and in particular for a division that interacts with the public on a regular basis like the Solid Waste Division. We are all citizens and we understand the importance and value of having citizen partners.

​The South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee was established in 2006, prior to the opening of the South Wake Landfill. The purpose of the committee is to:

  • Provide a forum for neighbors of the South Wake Landfill to have a voice in the continuing development of the landfill 
  • Assist the County with continued operations of the landfill 
  • Provide a conduit for information between Wake County Environmental Services staff and the neighboring public regarding activities at the landfill

The South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee brings together people who live in the surrounding areas of the landfill site. The Committee meets semi-annually, in the evening at the South Wake Landfill Field Office, 6025 Old Smithfield Road, Apex. View our calendar for details of upcoming meetings

The committee is actively recruiting for new members. The role of individual committee members is to act as representatives of their particular subdivision and/or town, and liaise between homeowners associations, Town Councils and the County on any issues that need to be addressed regarding the landfill, throughout its operating life.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee or attending their meetings, call 919-856-6424.

To view previous presentations from recent meetings click on one of the links below:

October 13, 2020

September 24, 2019.pdfSeptember 24, 2019

April 23, 2019


One of the projects initiated by the South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee was a visualization study of the South Wake Landfill. See visualizations here of how the landfill will develop over time.


Have questions or need more information, contact John Roberson.