Composting, Mulch, & Yard Waste

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These programs are offered at the Main Facility located at 28 County Services Road, Pittsboro NC. The Main Facility is off of Highway 64, about six miles west of Pittsboro. Turn onto Renaissance Drive. 

Yard Waste Recycling

We can accept yard waste at our Main Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The charge to dispose of yard waste is $20/ton, with a $2 minimum.  The following is a list of items that we can and cannot take in the yard wast

Accepted in Yard Waste:
Grass clippings
Stumps- with no excess dirt
Wood- untreated, unpainted
Wood pallets- untreated, unpainted
*Bamboo needs to be separated for disposal

               NOT Accepted in Yard Waste:
Biodegradable yard bags
Treated or painted wood
Plastic bags
Excessive dirt 

Mulch pile spring 2013

Mulch Sales

Saturday mulch sales are complete for 2019. We will begin again in 2020.

Wednesday Mulch Sales to continue during the Month of July

For the month of July, we will sell mulch on Wednesdays from 7 am to Noon at our Main Facility- 28 County Services Road Pittsboro.  

Mulch is $5 per scoop, which is about 1 cubic yard. A larger scoop will be used to load larger vehicles only and will be $10 per scoop. We load, you haul. You must bring a tarp to cover your load. 

ATTENTION: Chatham County is not responsible for damage caused by the mulch or for any damage that you or your property may suffer from loading of mulch.

Note: Besides Wednesday mornings, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm you can get mulch, but you will have to load it yourself. It is $5 per load. 

Contact the office with any questions- 919-542-5516.


Compost Bins for Sale


Backyard Composter: $45 each

Make your own free compost and have healthier soil, diverting up to 30% of your household garbage. Backyard compost bins can be purchased at the Main Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, Monday-Friday from 7 am to 4 pm. For more information visit EnviroWorld’s website

Learn Simple Steps to Backyard Composting

Compost Troubleshooting Tips


Kitchen Collector: $5 each

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