America Recycles Day Recycling Classes
America Recycles Day is November 15th and is a day to educate, motivate, and make recycling bigger and better. Chatham County will be celebrating America Recycles Day with a week of recycling classes this year.
The following classes will be offered throughout the week:
Tuesday, Nov 12- Composting: Nature's Recycling (9:00-11:00 am)
Wednesday, Nov 13- Where Does your Recycling Go? (1:00-4:30 pm)- Please note this tour is full, but still spaces available on the Friday tour.
Thursday, Nov 14- Why is Recycling so Confusing? (10:00-11:30 am)
Friday, Nov 15- Where Does your Recycling Go? (8:30-11:30 am)
Saturday, Nov 16- Encore Classes
Composting: Nature's Recycling (9:30-11:00 am)
Why is Recycling so Confusing? (11:00 am-12:30 pm)
All classes are free! Pre-registration is required.
For more details on each class and to register, visit America Recycles Day 2019.
Changes to Mixed Recycling Starting November 2019
We are making changes to what is accepted in our Mixed Recycling to ensure the items residents are placing in the bin will get recycled.
Plastic clamshells, other to-go containers, rigid plastics, and aerosol cans are NO longer accepted in Mixed Recycling.
Clamshells are containers that have a hinged lid, like a berry container. Rigid plastics include items like buckets, baskets, and toys. Aerosol cans can be recycled in the Scrap Metal Bin if they are empty.
To learn more about these changes visit Recycling.
Construction & Demolition (C&D) Pilot Program- NEW
For small, do-it-yourself projects, completed by the homeowner, C&D waste can be taken to any of the 12 Collection Centers.
SW&R is starting a pilot program at two Collection Centers for residents to recycle construction & demolition (C&D) waste. The C&D collected will go to a C&D facility where the items will be sorted; many C&D materials can be recycled or reused.
C&D collection will be available at the Hadley and Goldston Collection Centers only. The centers will accept C&D materials from residents with a current decal who are doing the work themselves. Contractors and businesses are not allowed to use the centers.
Visit C&D Pilot at Collection Centers for all the details.
Fall Mulch Sales- extended through November
We will be having fall mulch sales for the months of October and November, on Wednesday mornings only from 7 AM to Noon.
We load, you haul. Mulch is $5 per scoop; each scoop is about one cubic yard. We will load large trailers and dump trucks only with a large scoop for $10 per scoop.
All loads of mulch MUST be secured. See our mulch webpage for more details or contact the Main Office at 919-542-5516.
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
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
- Compost Bin Sales
- Yard Waste & Mulch
- Event Recycling
- Land-Clearing & Inert Debris (LCID) Landfill
- Household Hazardous Waste Program
- Electronics Recycling
- Private Haulers
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.