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
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
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).
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.