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Durham County Solid Waste

How to contact the Durham County Solid Waste Management Department.

Durham County Solid Waste Collections

Durham City, Department of Solid Waste Management

Director Donald Long

560-4186

E-mail: Donald.Long@durhamnc.gov

Having a problem with your solid waste service or do you have a question? Contact Durham One Call at 560-1200.

Residential garbage
Within city limits is collected at curbside once a week from roll-out green containers, which are provided to customers at no cost. Citizens who are physically unable to move a roll-out cart to the curb may have their refuse collected from a designated area by City roll-out cart collection crews. Roll-out cart collections crews also monitor refuse for recyclables that are banned at the City solid waste disposal facilities.

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Yard waste includes leaves, grass and shrub clippings, garden residue, twigs, branches, and small limbs. The City's curbside collection of yard waste is a fee based program. Yard Waste Collection is designed to redirect debris from the waste stream by recycling it to a re-usable earth product.

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Bulky items, such as large household appliances and furniture can be picked up by a boom truck for a $20 fee. Call 560-4186 for information on disposing of household hazardous wastes.

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Durham County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Site Locations

The City of Durham and the County of Durham have separate garbage policies. If you are a County resident, you must transport your residential garbage to one of the four County Convenience Centers or contract with a private collection company. For more information, call Durham County at (919) 560-0430.

Accept residential trash, recyclable materials, large appliances and yard waste. Disposal requires Durham County Waste Sticker, mailed annually to property owners. City residents, call 560-0430 to purchase stickers.

Hours: M-Sat, 7-7

Locations:

  • Hwy 55, Alexander Dr., 560-0460

  • Redwood Rd., Electra Rd., 682-8200

  • Bahama, Quail Roost Rd., Ball Rd., 477-8552

  • Bill Poole Road Highway & 501 North, 477-4325

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Access to the sites is available to residents displaying their Durham County Solid Waste Permit Decal.

Durham City Waste Disposal & Recycling Center

2115 E. Club Blvd.

560-4611

Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m., closes at 4 p.m. for hand unloading, Sat. 7:30 a.m. - noon

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