Solid Waste Documents

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Solid Waste Ordinances and Policies

The following are ordinances and policies for the Solid Waste and Recycling division of Chatham County.  

Solid Waste Ordinance

Solid Waste Fee Ordinance

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Ordinance

Decal Resolution and Policy

Collection Center Materials Accepted Policy

Waste Composition Studies 

A Waste Composition Study (WCS) is used to determine the make up of our waste stream. Since Chatham County does not have a landfill all of our trash is hauled out of county so the more our citizens are able to divert from the landfill the better. The results from the WCS provides us with valuable information that we use to make improvements to current programs or establish new programs.

Each study sampled one trash compactor and one container for bulky trash from each of the 12 Collection Centers, as well as the pre-crushers at Pittsboro and Cole Park.

2017 Waste Composition Study- 2017 Waste Composition Final Report

2014 Waste Composition Study- 2014 Waste Composition Final Report

2011 Waste Composition Study- 2011 Waste Composition Final Report


10-Year Solid Waste Plan

The 2012 update to the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan Chatham County (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2022) has been prepared in accordance with NC General Statute 130A-309.09A (b) which requires local governments to submit updates every three years to the Solid Waste Section of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

This plan update is developed in cooperation with Chatham County, Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City local governments, and the Chatham County Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Please be advised that this is a current version of the plan, and intended for use as a working document. It does not include the background, history, and discussion of program development contained in the original plan and previous updates. Copies of the original plan and updates are available on request from the Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division.

Download the 2012 Chatham County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

2012 Solid Waste Management Plan  

Appendix A - Solid Waste Definitions and Acronyms

Appendix B - Disaster Debris Plan - No map 

Appendix B - Disaster Map Only

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