Public Utilities

About the Department

The Public Utilities Department is divided into the Water/Wastewater Division and the Solid Waste Division. With the exception of administrative staff, each division has separate staff and budget and operates independently from the other.

Water/Wastewater Division

The Water/Wastewater Division is responsible for providing safe drinking water to approximately 17,000 rural county residents and the collection and disposal of wastewater from approximately 1,000 rural residents. Obviously, the water distribution system is much larger than the wastewater collection system. Water and wastewater rates are adjusted annually to ensure funds are available for repayment of debt and for daily operations and maintenance.

Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division is responsible for collection and disposal of household garbage for approximately 31,200 rural county residents. This is currently being done through a contract with Unity of the Carolinas. One county-owned, centrally located landfill and 7 convenience sites are available to county residents free of charge. Operation and maintenance costs are paid via an annual collection and disposal fee charged to each rural household and tipping fees charged to commercial clients at the landfill and the county's transfer station.

Regular Trash Collection

Residential trash collection will run on regular schedule for all holidays except Christmas and New Year’s. Details on this collection schedule will be posted closer to those holidays. 

PSA- Residential Trash Collection

Public Service Announcement

Halifax County Landfill and Convenience Sites Holiday Schedule

The Halifax County Landfill will be closed Monday, December 24 through Wednesday, December 26 for the Christmas Holiday.  Halifax County Landfill will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the New Year’s Holiday.  

Convenience Sites are always closed on Mondays, and due to the Christmas Holiday, the sites will also be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. For any questions or concerns about the landfill or convenience center schedule, please contact Halifax County Public Utilities at 252-583-1807.  

Halifax County Residential Trash Collection

Halifax County residential trash collection will run its normal schedule on Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31.  Collection will not run on Christmas Day (Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018) or New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019).  The collection for these holidays will occur as follows:

•    Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday followed by regular Wednesday routes.
•    Any Wednesday routes not completed will be picked up on Thursday followed by the usual Thursday routes.  

For questions about residential trash collection, please contact Unity of the Carolinas at 252-536-2582.