Composting Facility Odor Concerns

Information on Odor Concerns for Composting Facilities

View a map of historical composting facility odor reports...

How to Report Odor Concerns related to Composting Facilities:

Please use the Citizen Reporting page to report an odor concern.  This system records the location, date, time and information related to the concern.


Once you are at the Citizen Reporting site, follow these steps to report the odor concern:
  • Create your account if you do not already have one.
  • Zoom into the map to your location or the location of the odor report.
  • Click Create Request at the top of the map.
  • Select Odor Concern from the Request Type dropdown list
  • Add any notes to your request to help the investigation. Make sure to include the required information listed below
  • When finished, click OK to enter the request.

Required information for reporting a composting odor concern:

When reporting an odor or other concern, the following information will assist in responding to your concerns:

  1. Your name, address, contact phone and/or email.
  2. Detailed description of the odor (with comparison to something real - fishy, trash, sewage, rotten egg, etc.). Subjective words such as horrible, obnoxious, etc. should be avoided.
  3. Specific date and time of day when the odor was present.
  4. Weather conditions (temperature, humidity, precipitation, etc.)
  5. Persistence of odor, if applicable.
  6. If applicable, what effects are you experiencing?

NC Department of Environmental Quality Additional Information 

The NC DEQ also encourages citizens to contact the following individuals directly if more information is needed regarding a composting facility permit. 

Kim Sue
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Waste Management 
Solid Waste Section
Wallace Farm, Inc. (Composting Facility)
Eric Wallace 
Wallace Farms, Inc. (Composting Facility)
Dean Lentz
Gallins Family Farm (Composting Facility)
Peter Gallins