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Upcoming Collection Center Closings for Construction 

Over the next several weeks, the following four Collection Centers will be closed for construction:

  • Siler City- 138 Silk Hope Road
  • Bonlee- 1538 Elmer Moore Road
  • Pittsboro- 180 Martin Luther King Jr. Road
  • Cole Park- 11632 US 15/501 North

The asphalt at the centers are being patched and repaved, so vehicles cannot be in the centers. Each center will be closed for only one day assuming all goes as planned.  

A few days prior to closing, we will post the closing date for each center here on our website. Be sure to check back for updates so you can plan accordingly. You can also contact the Main Office at 919-542-5516 or call the center directly to find out if a center is closed. 

Thank you in advance for your patience. 

How do I Dispose of...?

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 
Email: recycle@chathamnc.org

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: calendar

Mission:

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.

Funding:

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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