Recycling just got easier in Chatham County!
Starting Thursday, January 26, when you use the Collection Centers, most household recyclables can be mixed together. Cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, and plastics will all go into the “Mixed Recycling” container. Glass bottles and jars will continue to be collected in a separate container, but all glass colors (clear, brown, green, and blue) can be combined.
Not only will these changes make it easier to recycle, residents will also be able to recycle more items. For details about what can and cannot be recycled visit our Collection Center page.
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
For the latest Solid Waste & Recycling News, click HERE.
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
- Land-Clearing & Inert Debris (LCID) Landfill
- Tire Program
- White Goods / Scrap Metal Program
- Environmental Enforcement Program
- Household Hazardous Waste Program
- Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling
- Environmental Education
- Motor Oil Recycling Program
- Cooking Oil & Grease Recycling
- Electronics Recycling
- School Recycling Pick-up
- Adopt-A-Highway- Litter Clean-up
- Free My Mailbox - Reduce Unwanted Junk Mail and Phone Books
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.