For the latest information on coronavirus, or COVID-19, including service and program impacts in Chatham County, please visit the coronavirus webpage.

June Mulch Sales

We will have mulch sales on Saturdays and most Wednesdays in June. Please visit Yard Waste & Mulch Sales for more details.

Main Facility Reopened Monday, May 11 with Service Changes

The lobby at the Main Facility will be closed until further notice. Residents who need a decal should call the Main Facility at (919) 542-5516 Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm or email Decal requests can easily be handled over the phone or email. Residents who need a decal immediately may come to the window next to the scales to be helped. 

The Collection Centers remain open and operating with normal hours. The Swaps Shops will remain closed until further notice.

Please check here for future updates.

Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling is a division of the Chatham County Environmental Quality department. Our mission is 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.

Major Services Provided

The Solid Waste & Recycling Division manages approximately one-third of the solid waste generated in Chatham County through the Collection Centers. SW&R does NOT operate curbside pickup service. If you have curbside service you should contact the town if you live in the town limits or your private hauler. The name of your private hauler should be written on your trash/recycling can.

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SW&R also provides composting bins and resources, electronic recycling, mulch sales, and yard waste disposal.

Please visit our frequently asked questions for additional information.

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Visit our online disposal guide for details on how to dispose of these and many other items. If you do not see guidance for your item on the "How Do I Dispose of…" guide, contact the Main Office Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at (919) 542-5516 or email us anytime at

Location & Hours

Physical Address: 28 County Services Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312. Link to Google Map
Mailing Address: PO Box 1550, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Monday to Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

This facility is CLOSED on all State Holidays


Phone: (919) 542-5516
Fax: (919) 542-0058

Call the 24-hour illegal dumping hotline anytime for violations- (919) 545-7873

Wondering who to contact with a specific question or issues? Visit our the Solid Waste & Recycling Staff page to learn who to contact.

News and Events

Check out the latest news from Solid Waste & Recycling. You can also sign up for e-notifier to receive email notifications when we send out news and updates.

Check out the Solid Waste & Recycling calendar for events and closings throughout the year.

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Find us on Nextdoor at Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling.

If you have any questions please contact the Main Office Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at (919) 542-5516 or email us anytime at