Earth Day Event- Saturday, April 21
Our annual Earth Day event will be Saturday, April 21 at our Main Facility. We will have free paper shredding, medication take-back, compost bins for sale, household hazardous waste, raffle prizes, and give-a-ways. Visit the Main Facility page for details.
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.
For those who paid the Solid Waste fees by January 5th, the 2018 decals were mailed starting on February 8, 2018. If you do not receive your decals by February 16 give our Main Office a call. Remember, the 2017 decals are good through Wednesday, February 28. More information can be found on the decal 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
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
- 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.