Main Facility & Office

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28 County Services Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
(6 miles west of Pittsboro. From Hwy 64 take Renaissance Dr then turn right on County Services Rd)

(919) 542-5516
Mailing Address: PO Box 1550, Pittsboro, NC 27312
24-hour Illegal Dumping Hotline: (919) 545-7873

Office: Monday -Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scales: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
This facility is CLOSED on all State Holidays


The Chatham County municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill closed in 1993. All waste is sent out of county to a regional landfill. The Main Facility can only accept recyclables and special materials listed below.

Trash from a household in Chatham County can go to a Collection Center, if the resident has a current decal.

Business trash CANNOT go the the Collection Centers. Businesses can take trash to a transfer station or landfill


FREE RECYCLING is available to residents (no decal required) and businesses. You will have to off-load all the material by hand into various containers. Each container has a sign, but if you are not sure where something goes please come to the office and ask. We do not have any place for trash.

Notice to Businesses wanting to Recycle at the Main Facility
Beginning June 2017, if you have a large load of Mixed Recycling you may be able to unload it onto our Recycling Station tipping floor. However, you must call prior to arriving at the Main Facility to see about availability.

  • Mixed Recycling

  • Mixed Paper- including office paper, mail, paperboard like tissue and cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, and milk/juice/soup cartons 

  • Corrugated Cardboard- please flatten

  • Newspapers & inserts

  • Aluminum Cans- beverage cans only

  • Steel Cans- food cans & pets cans only

  • Plastic Bottles, Tubs, Jugs, and Jars

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Scrap Metal & Appliances

  • Tires: *Must be weighed on scale and counted* Must be off the rim. No limit on size or quantity. Please call ahead with a large quantity.

  • Batteries: household and vehicle batteries

  • Cooking Oil

  • Electronics of any size

  • Helium Tanks, Propane Tanks, and Fire Extinguishers

  • Pesticide Containers: *Must be triple-rinsed*

ADDITIONAL SERVICES available to residents (no decal required) and businesses:

  • Yard Debris *$20 per ton, $2 minimum charge; must be weighed on scale*
    Leaves, trees, limbs, shrubs, stumps, non-painted/non-treated lumber and pallets

  • Inert Debris *$20 per ton, $2 minimum charge; must be weighed on scale*
    Brick, concrete, rock, clean dirt/soil/sand. No painted brick or concrete. No mixed/other construction & demolition debris. 

Household Hazardous Waste

The Main Facility is the site of Chatham County's Household Hazardous Waste Event (open to residents only - no businesses).

Please contact the Main Facility with any questions regarding decals, collection centers, or solid waste and recycling in general.

To learn more about what is and is not accepted at all of our locations visit our online guide- How Do I Dispose of...

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