Solid Waste News and Public Engagement

The Solid Waste Section is committed to transparency, accessibility, and community and stakeholder outreach. Below is a collection of helpful links to news, updates, and other items of public interest, including notices of public hearing and comment periods for draft solid waste management facility permits and proposed changes to solid waste rules.


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DWM Solid Waste Section Environmental Justice Guidance Document 

DWM Solid Waste Section Environmental Justice Workshop

The Solid Waste Section and DEQ's Environmental Justice Program, in partnership with NC SWANA, held an Environmental Justice Workshop on June 28, 2022. The workshop included the history and background of environmental justice in North Carolina as well as a panel discussion. Primarily, the workshop was geared toward environmental consultants who gather data, prepare EJ Reports, and craft outreach efforts. The training can be viewed at the link above.


Public Notices

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Draft Permit 9226-CDLF-2020 to increase the daily waste acceptance rate and increase the service area at Shotwell C&D Landfill located at 4724 Smithfield Road, Wendell, Wake County, NC has been prepared. 

Public comment period on Draft Permit 9226-CDLF-2020 begins on October 30, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2022.

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

Public Hearing Information

Draft Permit

Environmental Justice Report


Written comments may be submitted to: 

Sherri Stanley

by email to:


by postal mail to: 

Sherri Stanley
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Section
1646 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699