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Rodney Hamby
Rodney L. Hamby
Landfill/Co-Generation Superintendent

Phone:(704) 462-1348

map 4017 Rocky Ford Rd
Newton, NC 28658



How & where to dispose of different items.


EcoComplex and Resource Recovery Facility


Recycled Art

Recycled Art Project Octopus
This was made from Plastic Bags Created by St. Stephens Lutheran School 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Classes

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  • Catawba County's Residential Recycling Guide
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Recycling in Catawba County
  • Catawba County's Single Stream Recycling Program
  •               Click Here for Informational Video about Expanded Recycling Program
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    HHWThe County's next Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is set for Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm in Hickory. Click here for more information

    RecyclingNew Code Compliance Reporting Tool
    Local Code Compliance now offers a new online reporting tool for solid waste, junk vehicle, and zoning complaints. The page is mobile-friendly so try it on smartphone or tablet! Click here to report a violation.

    Catawba Waste to EnergyCatawba Waste to Energy Video
    When workers pick up your trash it goes to the nearest landfill to get compacted and buried. But Catawba County in North Carolina isn't just letting it sit there... Click here to watch now...

    RecyclingSolidwaste and recycling management program benefits Catawba County communities. Click here to check out the video from WSOC-TV.

    Recycling Catawba County ranks first in the state in per capita recycling rate according to data from the North Carolina Solid Waste and Materials Management Report recently released...............Read More.

    Solid Waste Management Plan UpdateLearn more about Catawba County’s EcoComplex, a unique solidwaste management system that recovers useable products and by-products from a group of private and public partners that work together to use each other’s waste products either as a source of energy or as a raw material for the production of their own product. The EcoComplex is focused on making and using “green” energy and on the economic development of Catawba County......Click here to watch

    Cooking Oil Recycle your cooking oil. The County has expanded its recycling program to accept used cooking oil. The cooking oil will be accepted only at the Blackburn Solidwaste Convenience Center. The program is free of charge to Catawba County residents and is open to residents of Catawba County only....... Read more    See also WBTV Story on Recycling Cooking Oil

    pill bottlesA local coaltion of law enforcement agencies has organized a way for Catawba County citizens to dispose of unwanted medications safely, providing you a way to join the fight against drug abuse, protect your family and pets against accidental ingestion and help keep our water clean and safe........... Read more