Did you know that, in 2020, the South Wake Landfill accepted nearly 530,000 tons of solid waste from across the county, disposing the equivalent of nearly five 747 airplanes every day?
Or, that since it opened in 2008, the landfill has disposed of nearly 5.5 million tons of solid waste, the weight of nearly 15 Empire State Buildings?
Or, that drone technology is being tested as a way to monitor activity at the landfill?
In an effort to continuously educate and improve how and what is communicated to local residents, Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division and landfill operator GFL Environmental have launched this survey.
“We take our presence in the community very seriously,” said John Roberson, Solid Waste Management Director. “To be better partners and encourage an open dialogue, we’re interested in learning more about how people want to be communicated with – and if there are specific questions people have about how the landfill is operated. This survey is the first step and will help us prioritize the channels we use for our efforts.”
The survey, which opened on Monday, Jan. 4, will collect responses until Monday, Feb. 15.
Opened in 2008, the South Wake Landfill is a municipal solid waste management facility owned by Wake County and operated by GFL Environmental. The landfill provides solid waste disposal for all Wake County residents and businesses through a long-term Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with municipalities.
About the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division
The Wake County Solid Waste Management Division provides waste disposal and recycling services to residents and businesses in Wake County. The division manages 19 waste facilities including the South Wake Landfill, waste transfer station, residential waste and recycling convenience centers, household hazardous waste and multi-material recycling drop-off facilities. To learn more, visit wakegov.com/recycling.