Solid Waste & Recycling Calendar

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The Solid Waste and Recycling Calendar shows dates and details for events such as

  • Main Facility and Collection Center closings
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection
  • Mulch Sales
  • Special event, like Earth Day
  • Meetings 

October Household Hazardous Waste Event

And Medicine Take Back

The October Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event is Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste for FREE!

HHW events are a way for residents to dispose of hazardous materials safely.  Decals are not required, but residents will need to show their NC Driver License with their current address.  HHW is only for households; no hazardous waste from businesses will be accepted. 

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will provide a free “take back” of unwanted medicines during HHW events as a safe way for residents to get rid of unwanted medications.  No needles, sharps, or liquids will be accepted.  

At HHW events, the county accepts such items as paints, solvents, stains, bleach, aerosols, cleaners, pesticides, brake fluid, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, etc.  For a complete list, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste webpage or contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at 919-542-5516.

HHW events will be held the third Saturday of each month, March through November.  November 18th is the last event in 2017. Events will restart in March 2018.

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