Solid Waste & Recycling


A Division of Environmental Quality

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Solid Waste & Recycling Guide

Brian Burkhart, PE
Environmental Quality Director

** PLEASE NOTE: Our road name has changed. The Main Office is still at the same location but the new address is 28 County Services Road. 
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


Tuesday, January 10- The Asbury, Martha's Chapel, and Moncure Collection Centers will be closing at 5:00 pm today.

The four centers regularly open on Wednesdays (Bonlee, Cole Park, Pittsboro, and Siler City) will be open tomorrow, January 11 for normal hours 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

24-hour Illegal Dumping Hotline: 919-545-7873

For the latest Solid Waste & Recycling News, click HERE.

Solid Waste & Recycling Calendar: calendar

Christmas TreeFree Tree Recycling at Main Office

We will be offering free Christmas tree recycling now through Friday, January 20th.  Real trees only! 
All decorations, stands, and pots must be removed.  We can accept them Monday through Friday,
7:00 am to 3:30 pm at 28 County Services Road, Pittsboro.

After these dates, we will accept them for our normal yard debris charge of $20 per ton, with a $2 minimum. If you have any questions, please call 919-542-5516 or email



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.

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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.

Staff Directory: Click HERE. 


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