Transfer Station

McDowell County’s Transfer Station accepts and loads solid waste from the County’s industries, from municipal and County waste collection facilities.  While the facility can accept solid waste from residential sources, County residents should dispose of bagged household waste at one of the seven Convenience Centers.  


From the Transfer Station, the solid waste is loaded into trailers and hauled to an approved landfill in Caldwell County for disposal.


The Transfer Station also operates a "Scrap metals & white goods" recycling facility, and a yard waste disposal facility.


The Transfer Station's hours are:

Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


FEES:  $65/ton with $5 minimum

All household / residential waste, All yard waste, residential, All construction & demolition, Commercial/Industrial/Business/Residential



  • Passenger tires $4
  • Big truck tires $6
  • Farm tractor $7
  • Heavy Equipment $30


The Transfer Station also accepts credit/debit cards with an additional fee of $3 or 3%, whichever is greater.


For more details about the Transfer Station, or Convenience Center locations, click HERE to view the McDowell Recycles page.


You can also download the 2023 McDowell County Residential Recycling and Solid Waste Collection Brochure below:


Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact Info



3809 NC 226 South
Marion, NC 28752