Event Recycling

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Are you having an event and you want to make sure there is recycling? We have a free solution for you!


We have recycling bins that can be signed out to use at events in Chatham County. Anyone can borrowBorrow-A-Bin the bins: school groups, community groups, private businesses, churches, etc.

The bins are pictured on the right and have a folding metal frame, plastic lid with labels, and clear plastic bags.

How is works?

Complete the Borrow-a-Bin Agreement and send it into our office. We will let you know if the date and number of containers you requested are available. We have a lot of bins available so we are usually able to accommodate multiple groups at one time. If not, we will work with you to figure out another solution. If you are not sure how many bins you need we can help you figure it out.

You will come to the Main Facility to pick up and drop of the bins. Because the frame folds several can easily fit in the trunk or back seat of a small vehicle. When you return the bins we have free recycling here that is open to any person or business- no decal required. So simply bring the bins and recyclables back with you.

Our Main Facility is located at 28 County Services Road Pittsboro. We are open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

What can be recycled?

The bins have labels with the most common items that can and cannot be accepted both in writing and with images. We can accept the following:

Plastic bottles
Aluminum Cans
Drink cartons

(It is easiest for you to just flatten the cardboard boxes and place them under or next to the bins since they only have a small opening.)

Glass bottles can be recycled but would need to be kept separately. Let us know if your even will have glass bottles and we can provide you with some signs.

For the best results the recycling bins should be placed right next to your trash cans. Twin the bins!


If you have any questions please email us at recycle@chathamnc.org or call the Main Facility at 919-542-5516.