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Landfill Information

Surry County operate a Subtitle D landfill located at 237 Landfill Road, Mt. Airy and is available for the disposal of residential and commercial waste.  An area is provided at the Mt. Airy landfill for the disposal of tires (rims must be removed) and appliances (white goods) and yard waste.

Landfill/Public Works Fee Changes

The following changes to the Surry County Public Works fees were effective July 1, 2021:

  1. Residential and Commercial brush - $35 per ton
  2. Televisions - $5 each
  3. All items brought to the landfill for disposal will be subject to the tipping fee ($47 per ton); this includes mattresses and box springs, furniture, etc.
  4. The Surry County Public Works Department will NOT be collecting glass at convenience centers. Unfortunately, glass does not have a stable market and is not cost-effective to recycle. Glass will only be accepted to recycle at the Landfill location at 237 Landfill Road in Mount Airy.

The Public Works Fees are below. Please call 336-401-8375 with any questions or concerns.

PUBLIC WORKS FEES (effective July 1, 2021)

Landfill Tipping Fee                                       $45 per ton  

State Tax                                                               $2 per ton

TOTAL TIPPING FEE                                     $47 per ton

Residential and Commercial Brush      $35 per ton

Tires (off the rim)                                             $85 per ton

Fluorescent Bulbs                                           $1 each                                                                      

Electronics (commercial only)                 $.35 per pound

Televisions                                                           $5 each

Pallets                                                                     $45 per ton

No charge items accepted at all convenience centers:

  • Household bagged garbage
  • Aluminum
  • Mixed paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic

No charge items accepted at the Mount Airy Landfill:

  • Glass
  • White Goods
  • Scrap Metal
  • Tires off the rim (with completed State form)
  • Residential electronics (excluding televisions)