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 Management Division. We are all citizens and we understand the importance and value of having citizen partners. The South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee brings together people who live and work in the vicinity of the South Wake Landfill, and is sponsored by the division.
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 role of 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.
The committee is actively recruiting for new members. If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee contact us at the information below.
The Committee meets semi-annually, at the South Wake Landfill Field Office. To view presentations from recent meetings click on one of the links below:
If you are interested in attending the next meeting contact us. View our department page for details of upcoming meetings and events.
One of the projects initiated by the South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee was a visualization study of the South Wake Landfill. Click this link to see visualizations of how the landfill will develop over time.
Tree Planting Program
Another project initiated by the citizen's committee is the tree planting program. With the goal to provide trees to existing neighborhoods in close proximity to the South Wake Landfill to mitigate the visual presence of the landfill. For more information about this project and other projects initiated by the committee contact us.
Contact: Stephanie Garehan
Email: [email protected]