Landfill Odors

The South Wake Landfill just outside Holly Springs is operated by Wake County and is subject to state regulations. Dial (919) 856-7400 for Wake County Solid Waste 

Report odor issues directly to Wake County Solid Waste staff and the landfill operator by completing the county's odor complaint form.

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The N.C. Division of Waste Management asks that those reporting landfill odors keep a log, preferably for 7-10 days, noting the time, wind direction and weather patterns when odor is a problem.

Download the log book to complete and send to:

Liz Patterson, Environmental Senior Specialist
Field Operations Branch, Solid Waste Section
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Waste Management
1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646
Phone and fax: (919) 707-8286
Elizabeth.patterson@ncdenr.gov

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South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee 

Wake County's South Wake Landfill Citizens Committee was established in 2006, prior to the landfill opening. Purposes are to: 

  • Provide a forum for neighbors of the South Wake Landfill to have a voice in the continuing development of the landfill
  • Assist the county with continued operations of the landfill
  • Provide a conduit for information between Wake County Environmental Services staff and the neighboring public regarding activities at the landfill

Click here for more information and how to contact the county if you are interested in becoming a member of the committee or attending its semi-annual meetings.