April 1-6th: Rockingham County Landfill FREE WEEK VIDEO & etails!
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Posted on Thursday March 14, 2019
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Rockingham County Landfill, 
281 Shuff Road – Madison, NC, FREE CLEANUP WEEK:  April 1-6th:  

Free Week Days/Hours

 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  7:30am – 4:00pm, Saturday:  7:30am – 12:00 Noon

Please read this notification carefully as there are significant changes to the Free Cleanup Week Program!

Citizens will be asked to demonstrate their Rockingham County residency.  ALL loads being brought to the landfill are subject to inspection by the environmental staff and law enforcement officers.  *** Fees will be charged for those wastes not approved for waiver of fees.  Commercial/paying waste haulers will have priority for access to the scales, processing at the scale house and disposal of waste at the Landfill during this week.   


Questions and requests for approval of cleanup collection programs should be directed to the Engineering & Public Utilities Dept. as soon as possible and prior to the Free Cleanup Week.    Contact 336-427-5421  during regular office hours.                                                                             


Please be reminded that the State of NC requires that all loads must be secured/covered to avoid littering our roadways.  The Landfill charges an additional $10 fee for any vehicle entering the Rockingham County Landfill with an uncovered/unsecured load.

TRASH HOARDING:  You are breaking the law!

The hoarding of one’s trash to avoid weekly compliance with the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance will not be tolerated. 

Our Solid Waste Enforcement Officers will be on site to address those who bring more than a week’s worth of garbage to the landfill that week.                                                                                               


Regular residential solid waste will be accepted for disposal from SINGLE DWELLING Households and items from the usual municipal “cleanup” collections programs conducted during the Free Cleanup Week.  Citizens are limited to one truck bed load OR one trailer load (trailer no longer than 16 feet) per household for the entire week.                                                                    


No “Commercial” solid waste material will be accepted for free disposal during the week.  This includes shingles, remodeling and construction materials, demolition materials and other waste recognized as commercial waste.  No industrial waste will be accepted for free disposal.  No animal carcasses will be accepted for free disposal. Commercial haulers of residential waste will not be allowed free disposal. 

TIRES: Please read carefully

County residents may bring up to 5 passenger tires for free.  More than 5 will be subject to a fee charge. 

The limit is 5 tires per household for the entire week.


 Waste from “cleanup” collection programs conducted by DOT will be accepted during the separately designated Spring Litter Sweep.  However the municipalities and DOT must receive prior approval from the E & PU office prior to the Free Cleanup Week.

RE-USE: Salvation Army, Goodwill, Churches, Civic Groups

Residents are urged and encouraged to remember those charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill and church & civic groups who may provide benefit to those less fortunate with donations of usable discarded items.  These are good recycling efforts and avoids disposal in the Landfill.  

RECYCLING:  Is Free All Year Long You Don’t Have to Wait Until Free Week to Recycle:

Will be provided for TVs, electronics, auto batteries, antifreeze, used oil, used oil filters, whole scrap tires, clean wood waste (including wood pallets), 20 lb. propane tanks, appliances & scrap metals. Glass (clear, brown, & green) containers, aluminum & steel cans, jars, jugs, newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, magazines, paperback books, and plastic containers can also be recycled. All recyclable materials including scrap tires, appliances & scrap metal, antifreeze, used oil, used oil filters, wood pallets, clean wood waste, and auto batteries must be separated from other solid waste materials brought for disposal. These materials should be brought on loads separate from wastes brought for landfill disposal.  


Rockingham County Board of Commissioners approved to designate, April 1-6, 2019, as “Free Week,” at the Rockingham County Landfill.  The vote was made during the Monday, Feb. 18th, meeting at the Governmental Center, in Wentworth.  Additional details regarding "Free Week" will be shared in upcoming weeks.

Engineering & Public Utilities Director Ronald Tate presented the proposal for "Free Week" to Commissioners.  It will be used as a free, household clean-up week at the Rockingham County Public Landfill, 281 Shuff Rd, in Madison, 27025.

Residents are urged to save the "Free Week" date, April 1-6th, on their calendars since this is one of the most popular programs offered by Rockingham County Government each year.  This event helps to promote beautification of the County.

Please check Rockingham County's homepage for further details regarding "Free Week" at the Public Landfill at www.MyRockinghamCountyNC.com

 Rockingham County North Carolina
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Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105