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Orange County Recycling

How to contact the Orange County Recycling Programs.

Orange Community Recycling


Administrative Office: 1207 Eubanks Rd, Chapel Hill (west of Orange County landfill), PO Box 171777, Chapel Hill 27516





Single-family homes within town limits and in 60% of the unincorporated areas of Orange County are eligible for curbside pick up of recyclable materials including newspapers, phone books, glossy magazines, mixed paper, glass bottles & jars, metal cans, plastic bottles.

Get curbside recycling bins at the Administrative Office

M-F, 8-4:30

or go to Orange County Public Works (245-2625), Hwy 86 north, across from the intersection of Hwy. 57 in Hillsborough during normal hours of operation

M-F, 8- 5



Recycling at drop-off sites includes all items collected at curbside plus mixed paper, corrugated cardboard and aluminum foil and pans.

Recycle brown paper bags with corrugated cardboard. Recycle plastic bags at supermarkets.

Orange County 24-hour/7days drop-off sites:

Solid Waste Convenience Centers

Check website for hours of operation.

Garbage, household trash, yard waste, bulky items, such as furniture, batteries, motor oil, tires



Any data carrying electronics such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, telephones, CD and DVD players, radio and stereo receivers, fax machines and VCR's can be taken to the Solid Waste Convenience Centers.

Hazardous Household Waste

At Orange County Landfill on Eubanks Rd.

Hours: M-F 10-6, Sat 7:30-noon.

Paint; garden, pool, cleaning chemicals; auto fluids; fluorescent lights or other items containing mercury. Businesses with small amounts of waste are also welcome. Recycle antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters and batteries at Solid Waste Convenience Centers (see Solid Waste).


Usable but Unwanted Items

Salvage Sheds: Eubanks Rd., Ferguson Rd., High Rock Rd., and Walnut Grove Church Rd. Convenience Centers (see Solid Waste). Household items, furniture, toys and books in usable condition may be left and are available free on a first-come, first-served basis. No mattresses, building supplies, liquids, chemicals or clothing.

PTA Thrift Shops: Children's toys or products will no longer be accepted or sold due to recent addition to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Donations of saleable clothing, housewares, books, etc., accepted at 103 Jones Ferry Rd., Carrboro (967-1272) Sat 8:30-6, and Village Plaza, 103 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, (942-6101) M-Sat. 8:30 -6, Sun. 1-6. Furniture and large electric appliances accepted at Carrboro only--no mattresses or sofa beds. Tax receipts provided.

The Donation Center (942-9412), also at Village Plaza,is behind the Laundry and is open Wednesday - Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Call 417-0553 for pick up of large items.

PTA Thrift Shop Website