Free Christmas Tree Recycling
We are offering free Christmas Tree Recycling at the Main Facility from Thursday, December 28 through Friday, January 19. Trees can be accepted Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm except Monday, January 1 and Monday, January 15 when the Main Facility will be closed for holidays.
Only real trees can be accepted. All decorations, stands, and pots must be removed. After these dates, we will accept them for our normal yard debris charge of $20 per ton, $2 minimum.
Artificial Christmas trees, lights, and gift wrapping can also be recycled at the Main Facility and Collection Centers. Tell the attendant what you have when you get to the center and they will direct you.
Online disposal guide now available!
Do you have an item to dispose of and you just aren't sure how? Visit our online disposal guide to learn how.
Solid Waste and Recycling Main Office
Main Office: 28 County Services Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scale Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1550, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Main Phone: (919) 542-5516
Main Fax: (919) 542-0058
NOTE: This facility is CLOSED on all State Holidays
24-hour Illegal Dumping Hotline: 919-545-7873
Visit our Main Facility page to learn about what items can be accepted at the Main Facility.
Solid Waste & Recycling Calendar:
The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division works to promote environmentally sound activities and to provide a clean, safe and efficient program for the management, collection, reduction, recycling and disposal of solid waste.
The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division is an Enterprise Fund, meaning it relies on fees for its funding. The division receives no general fund tax dollars. County solid waste fees are billed on property tax statements for all homeowners in the unincorporated areas of Chatham County. These fees are tied to the costs of operating the centers and hauling and disposing of the waste collected at the centers. Click for more on funding.
- Collection Centers
- Business Recycling Center
- Compost Bin Sales
- Yard Waste & Mulch
- Event Recycling
- Land-Clearing & Inert Debris (LCID) Landfill
- Environmental Enforcement Program
- Household Hazardous Waste Program
- Electronics Recycling
- Private Haulers
- Adopt-A-Highway- Litter Clean-up
The Solid Waste & Recycling Division manages approximately one-third of the solid waste generated in Chatham County. The remaining two-thirds is handled under contract by the towns of Pittsboro, Goldston and Siler City or by private haulers who offer commercial and residential services.
Chatham County has not operated a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfill since October 1993. All solid waste that is not recycled is hauled to privately-owned transfer stations. We currently pay the transfer stations a per ton tipping fee, and they haul the trash to a privately-owned landfill in Sampson County.
Brian Burkhart, PE
Environmental Quality Director
Staff Directory: Click HERE.