Items Not Accepted at Collection Centers

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Some of the items we cannot take at our Collection Centers can be brought to our Main Facility during scale hours, Monday to Friday, 7am to 3:30pm.

Some items are also accepted through our 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 or email recycle@chathamnc.org, Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm.

Item Not Accepted at Collection Centers Accepted at
Solid Waste & Recycling Division
28 County Services Road
Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facility
3rd Saturday
March to November
9am-3pm
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
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
(no charge)

NO

Brake Fluid from households

NO

YES

Brick / Rock / Stone / Dirt (Inert Debris)

YES
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
($20/ton, $2 minimum)

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
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
($20/ton, $2 minimum)

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
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
(no charge)

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
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
($20/ton, $2 minimum)

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. 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
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
($20/ton, $2 minimum)

NO

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

YES
M-F, 7am-3:30pm
($20/ton, $2 minimum)

NO

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