Convenience Center Permit System
Effective January 1, 2022, Nash County enacted a Convenience Center permit system. This permit will allow access to any of the County's nine convenience centers. Effective May 1, 2022, access to the convenience centers will only be provided to customers that display a valid permit. This permit is valid until January 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the County implementing a permit system at convenience centers? Nash County convenience center staff have conducted numerous "sting operations" over the past several years in an effort to reduce misuse of our convenience centers by citizens who are not charged the $125 Solid Waste fee on their tax bill each year. During these events, we found that citizens who did not live in Nash County or who lived in one of the municipalities were also using these facilities - both of whom do not pay this $125 annual fee and therefore are not eligible to use the convenience centers.
Who will receive the Convenience Center Permits in the mail? Only those rural household citizens who are billed the $125 Solid Waste Fee on an annual tax bill will receive one (1) Convenience Center Permit in the mail for each property owned that is billed the $125 Solid Waste Fee.
I haven’t received my Convenience Center Permit in the mail. How do I obtain one? The Convenience Center Permits were mailed to rural households on March 11th. If you have not received your Convenience Center Permit by April 1st, you can contact the Nash County Health Department to obtain a Permit.
If I lose my Permit – or need additional Permits – can I purchase them? Rural household citizens may request a second permit at no additional cost. A third permit may be purchased for $10.00. Permits may be obtained at the Nash County Health Department between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Payment in the form of a check or cash is accepted.
If I live in one of the municipalities of Nash County (Nashville, Spring Hope, Bailey, etc.) will I receive a Convenience Center Permit? Citizens who live in a municipality are not billed the $125 Solid Waste Fee on an annual tax bill and therefore, will not receive a Convenience Center Permit. However, those citizens may purchase a Permit for $75.00 each. Purchases can be made at the following locations between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday:
Nash County Health Department
214 South Barnes Street
Nashville, NC 27856
Payment in the form of a check or cash is accepted at these locations.
I rent my home in rural Nash County. Will I receive a Convenience Center Permit?
Convenience Center Permits will be mailed to property owners. So, if you rent a lot/home in rural Nash County, you will need to contact your landlord to receive your Permit. If you cannot obtain a Permit from your landlord, you may purchase a Permit at a cost of $10.00 with proof of residency in the form of a lease agreement or utility bill.
I purchased my home (rural household) after January 1st and am not able to obtain the Permit from the previous owner. How can I obtain a Permit?
If you purchased your home after January 1st, and that home is in rural Nash County and is subject to the $125 Solid Waste Fee, you may obtain two (2) Convenience Center Permits at no charge upon providing proof of ownership.
I built a new home after January 1st and have not received a Permit. How can I obtain a Permit?
If you moved into a newly constructed dwelling after January 1st, and that home is in rural Nash County and is subject to the $125 Solid Waste Fee, you may obtain two (2) Convenience Center Permits at no charge upon providing proof of ownership.