Watauga County Transfer Station

Disposition of Materials

Only bagged household trash is to be put in the dumpsters at the container sites. All other materials must be brought up to the scale house and weighed before they are dumped.

Watauga County Transfer Station accepts all types of materials Mon. – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sat. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, EXCEPT the following:

  • Liquids, including paint, oil and insecticides
  • Hazardous waste
  • Toxic waste
  • Gas tanks

Materials brought to the landfill must be divided according to where they are to be placed. The categories, and what can go in each, are:


Demolition - $53.00/ton

Brick, block, masonry, uncontaminated dirt, weeds, hardened concrete or cement


Metal/White Goods - (white goods - no charge)

Non-food-related scrap metal, including sheet metal, lawn mowers, major appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, dishwashers, freezers), bicycles, empty water tanks (must have a hole at least 12 inches in diameter cut in one end). Metal banding, fence materials, and wire do not go in the metal pile.


Mulch – no charge for County residents.
Businesses – Coarse ground mulch-$5.00/cubic yard Re-ground mulch – $8.00/cubic yard


Brush - $42.00/ton

All brush: wood that is all of these: untreated, unpainted, unstained, unvarnished, no particle board or plywood; leaves (not to be left in bags); pallets; wooden cable spools. These items can contain nails; they must not contain chemicals.


Carcasses - $53.00/ton

The Watauga County Transfer Station accepts animal carcasses for transfer. The staff needs to be notified when you bring them in and they are charged by weight.


Tires - no charge

Tires can be dumped with the rims in them; they must be neatly stacked in the trailer provided for their disposal.


Solid Waste - $53.00/ton

Everything that does not fit one of the above categories (except, of course, for the items we do not accept at all). In the area where solid waste is dumped, there are special areas for recyclable materials and for batteries.

For Questions, Call: 828-264-5305