New Solid Waste Permits
Wilson County residents in unincorporated areas will soon receive a new solid waste permit in the mail. Approximately 11,000 households will receive the permits between November and December. The new permits are blue and replace orange permits currently in use. Blue permits are valid until January 2020.
As a reminder, residents can use their permits at Wilson County’s 12 convenience centers for household garbage/recycling. Residents can still go to the landfill.
Andy Davis, Solid Waste Services Director, reminds residents to discard the old orange permits after receiving the new blue permit.
Davis recently reminded residents in a Wilson Times article that, “We are sending the new permit out in phases. Staff are doing all the work to get these out along with daily activities. So, it will take some time.”
Residents are reminded not to worry if they do not receive their new permit immediately. If you don’t receive the permit by Jan. 1, contact Wilson County Solid Waste Services at 252-399-2823.
Permits are issued every three years using different colors. Residents living in unincorporated areas are charged $35 per year. The charge is listed as “Solid Waste Availability Fee” on property owners’ tax bills.
Each district household is entitled to receive two permits free of charge in a three-year period.
Other important things to note: Only property owners receive permits. Residents who rent property or homes in unincorporated areas should contact their landlords to receive the permit.