Sampson County Landfill is part of the parent company GFL Environmental located in heart of Sampson County, North Carolina. Sampson County Landfill has been part of the community since the 1970s. While it has changed ownership throughout the years from a County-operated facility to other private companies, to Waste Industries (in 2000) now a part of GFL, who took ownership of the operations in 2018. Servicing over hundreds of thousands of homes and customers, this landfill is uniquely situated to provide services across the southeastern region of North Carolina.
Sampson County facility is a Subtitle D landfill regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and overseen by regulations by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is strictly regulated, designed, and monitored for air emissions, landfill construction, water discharges and waste acceptance restrictions. It is a fully permitted facility for accepting Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Subtitle D landfills are only allowed to take wastes that are considered non-hazardous by the solid waste definitions. This means the landfill can accept things like household wastes, non-hazardous stores, restaurants, community centers and the like.
The Sampson County Subtitle D MSW landfill accepts residential, commercial and industrial waste water treatment sludges, and construction and demolition debris for disposal. Hazardous wastes as defined as defined in 15A NCAC 13A as defined in40 CFR 761, and liquid wastes are prohibited from disposal in the landfill.
While regulations pertaining to waste disposal came into effect in the late 1970s many of the regulations and the industry have continued to evolve to be safer as technology has improved. Sampson landfill now has state of the art development of landfill cells (areas that are designed and lined to accept wastes) and monitoring equipment. Additionally, landfill gas beneficial use projects have been developed.