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Macon County Solid Waste Department
109 Sierra Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 349-2100

For additional information pertaining to the Macon County Landfill (s), Recycling Facility, Baling Facility, and Convenience Centers, contact us:

Tele: (828) 349-2215
Fax: (828) 349-2185

General Information Contact:
June Cassada

Macon County Solid Waste Management Department:
Facility Hours of Operation

Macon County MSW Landfill: 1448 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC
Monday through Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm.

Highlands Transfer Station: 1080 Rich Gap Road, Highlands, NC
Monday through Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm.

    Highlands Transfer Station Winter Saturday Closing Schedule & Upcoming Holiday Closings:
  • Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Monday, December 25, 2023
  • Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Saturday, February 3, 2024
  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024

Buck Creek Center: 10333 Buck Creek Road, Highlands, NC
(828) 526-0393
Monday through Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Carson Center: 3030 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC
(828) 369-2552
Monday through Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Highlands Road Center: 2116 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC
Monday through Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Holly Springs Center: 40 Holly Hill Lane, Franklin, NC
(828) 349-4205
Monday; Tuesday; Thursday; Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm

Iotla Bridge Center: 4433 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC
(828) 369-6699
Monday through Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Nantahala School Center: 23584 Wayah Road, Topton, NC
(828) 321-1326
Tuesday; Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday: 12:30pm - 6:00 pm

Nantahala Junaluska Center: 2347 Junaluska Road, Topton, NC
(828) 321-0786
Monday; Wednesday; Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Otto Center: 2877 Addington Bridge Road, Franklin, NC
(828) 369-0949
Monday through Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Scaly Mountain Center: 717 Hale Ridge Road, Scaly Mountain, NC
(828) 526-0453
Monday; Tuesday; Thursday; Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm


Macon County • Solid Waste Management
Landfill Usage Fees / Rules & Regulations


Proper disposal practices begin with you and are required by Macon County. Disposal Requirements are based on operation considerations and State and Federal Regulations. Fees are listed below.


$66.00 PER TON
$78.50 PER TON


$35.00 PER TON
$47.50 PER TON


$35.00 PER TON
$47.50 PER TON

These must be prior approved by the Director of the Landfill

$10.00 PER TON

(Includes other metals)




(We do not charge for bagged household waste)

$66.00 PER TON
$78.50 PER TON

You must cross the scales coming into the landfill and declare your load. If it is a chargeable load, we weigh your vehicle in, after dumping the waste, cross back over the scales to weigh out. This gives an exact weight of your load. We have the authority to check your load on your vehicle.

Some individuals and businesses may find it helpful to utilize the monthly billing option for usage of the Macon County Landfill. You may download a copy of the credit application here. Following the instructions on the form. For any questions please contact June Cassada.


Failure to comply with Landfill Disposal Rules may be a violation of State Statute and/or County Ordinance and may be PUNISHABLE BY FINE.

  • All Vehicles must cross scales upon entering Landfill
  • All loads arriving at the Landfill must be properly covered or tarped to prevent spillage
  • No Scavenging is permitted at the Landfill
  • For Safety: Keep all children and pets in vehicle at all times
  • Sort waste types as you load for easier off-loading at the landfill
  • Be aware of wastes banned from disposal in landfill:
    • Burning or smoldering wastes
    • Hazardous Wastes
    • Cardboard
    • Used Motor Oil
    • Lead-Acid batteries
    • Liquid Wastes
    • White goods
    • Tires
    • Radioactive Wastes
    • Wet Sludges
    • Aluminum cans (bulk)
    • Metal Drums - unless empty and perforated
    • Yard Wastes
    • Automobiles
    • Ash (unless approved)
    • Regulated Medical Wastes
    • Friable Asbestos

Macon County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facility Layout

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A. Scale House (Entrance): All loads must cross scales. Loads subject to inspection.
B. Household Waste Compactor and Recycling Area
C. Construction and Demolition Drop-Off. C & D Wastes only
D. Recycling Processing Center
E. White Goods and Scrap Metal Pile
F. Bailer Building. Household Waste. Separate out ALL WOOD
G. Yard Waste Drop-Off Area. No painted or treated wood allowed
H. Landfill
 I. Tire Drop-Off Trailers. Tires must be off the rim.


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