Items Not Accepted at Collection Centers

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The following items are not accepted at the Collection Centers. Some of the items we cannot accept at our Collection Centers may be accepted at our Main Facility or Household Hazardous Waste program.

For anything we cannot accept or if there's an item you do not see listed, please call our office for further guidance at (919) 542-5516 Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm or email recycle@chathamnc.org.

Item NOT Accepted at
Collection Centers

Accepted at
Main Facility

Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste

Animals (e.g. pets, road kill, carcasses)

NO
Call for Guidance

NO
Antifreeze from households NO YES
Asbestos NO
Call for Guidance

NO

Ash from burned material

NO
Call for Guidance

NO

Auto Parts Cleaner from households

NO

YES

Barbed wire, wire strapping or large amounts of wire fencing

YES

NO

Brake Fluid from households

NO

YES

Brick / Rock / Stone / Dirt (Inert Debris)

YES

NO

Business Recyclables

YES
See Business Assistance Section

NO

Business Waste

NO
See Business Assistance Section

NO

Chemicals, cleaners, solvents from households

NO

YES

Compressed gas cylinders from households

NO

YES

Concrete or concrete mix (Inert Debris)

YES

NO

Drums or Barrels (unless empty, top & bottom removed)

Call for guidance

NO

Electronics over 50 pounds, floor model TVs, console units, CRT TVs and Computer monitors over 25" - LEARN MORE HERE.

YES

YES
(From households only)

Explosives or Firearms

NO
Call the Sheriff's Department
(919) 542-2811

NO

Fire Extinguishers from households

NO

YES

Firewood

YES

NO

Gasoline or Mixed Gas from households

NO

YES

Household Trash or Bulky Items (if more than 120 cubic feet or pickup truck-sized load in a 7-day period)

NO
Click HERE to download private Transfer Station information

NO

Medication and Prescription Drugs

 NO
Medication Drop Boxes located at Pittsboro and Siler City Police Departments, Chatham County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center. Click HERE for more information.

NO 

Paint (Liquid latex or oil-based) from households

NO

YES

Paint Thinner from households

NO

YES

Pesticides / Herbicides from households

NO

YES

Propane Tanks from households

NO

YES

Radioactive Materials

NO
Call for Guidance

NO

Vehicle Tires on Rims

NO
Call for Guidance

NO

Wooden Pallets - painted or treated

NO
Click HERE to download list of facilities that take pallets

NO

Wooden Pallets - unpainted/untreated

YES

NO

Yard & Land-Clearing Debris (leaves, limbs, trees, shrubs, plants, brush, stumps)

YES

NO

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