Main Solid Waste & Recycling Facility & Office

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

28 County Services Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
(6 miles west of Pittsboro. From Hwy 64 take Renaissance Dr then turn right on County Services Rd)

(919) 542-5516
Mailing Address: PO Box 1550, Pittsboro, NC 27312
24-hour Illegal Dumping Hotline: (919) 545-7873

Office: Mon - Fri, 7am - 4pm
Scales: Mon - Fri, 7am - 3:30pm
This facility is CLOSED on all State Holidays

The Chatham County municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill closed in 1993. All waste is sent out of county to a regional landfill. The Main Facility can only accept recyclables and special materials listed below.

Accepted Items 

FREE RECYCLING available to residents (no decal required) and businesses:

  • Household Recyclables:
    • Corrugated Cardboard (please flatten)
    • Mixed Paper (including office paper, mail, boxboard like tissue and cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, milk/juice/soup cartons and boxes)
    • Newspapers & inserts
    • Aluminum Cans (beverage cans only)
    • Steel Cans (food cans & pets cans only)
    • Plastic bottles (including jugs, jars, dairy-like tubs)
    • Glass (separated by clear, brown, green/blue)
  • Scrap Metal & Appliances
  • Tires: *Must be weighed on scale and counted* Must be off the rim. No limit on size or quantity. Please call ahead with a large quantity.
  • Batteries: household and vehicle batteries
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electronics of any size (including TVs larger than 25" and electronics heavier than 50 lbs)
  • Pesticide Containers: *Must be triple-rinsed*
  • Helium Tanks, Propane Tanks, & Fire Extinguishers

ADDITIONAL RECYCLING available to residents (no decal required) and businesses:

  • Yard Debris *$20 per ton, $2 minimum charge; must be weighed on scale*
    Leaves, trees, limbs, shrubs, stumps, non-painted/non-treated lumber and pallets
  • Inert Debris *$20 per ton, $2 minimum charge; must be weighed on scale*
    Brick, concrete, rock, clean dirt/soil/sand. No painted brick or concrete. No mixed/other construction & demolition debris.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Main Facility is the site of Chatham County's Household Hazardous Waste Event (open to residents only - no businesses).

Additional Services

We have compost binsmulch for sale.

We also have free recycling bins available for use for events.  Please complete the Borrow-A-Bin Agreement form and return it to the Main Facility or email it to

Please contact the Main Facility with any questions regarding decals, collection centers, or solid waste and recycling in general.

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