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This Chapel Hill NC (Orange County) recycling information is updated as of April 2017.

For more recycling info for Orange County NC visit


24 Hour Drop-Off Sites Open 24 Hours - 7 Days/Week
(for the collection of conventional recyclable material only)

Cedar Falls Park
- Weaver Dairy Rd. 1 mile east of MLK Blvd.
University Mall - Estes Dr. across from A Southern Season (in the area behind the gas station on the corner of 15-501 and Estes)
Meadowmont - behind the Harris Teeter grocery store
Carrboro Plaza - behind the ABC Store (Hwy 54)
Hampton Pointe - Hwy 86, Hillsborough, behind Home Depot


Solid Waste Convenience Centers in Chapel Hill, NC / Orange County NC


Bradshaw Quarry Rd. Closed 7am-6pm Closed Closed 7am-6pm *7am-5pm 1pm-6pm
  * Bradshaw Quarry Center closes on Saturdays from 1:30-2:00pm
for container service.
Ferguson Rd.
(has Salvage Shed)
Closed 7am-6pm Closed Closed 7am-6pm 7am-5pm 1pm-6pm
High Rock Rd.
(has Salvage Shed)
Closed 7am-6pm Closed Closed 7am-6pm 7am-5pm 1pm-6pm
*Eubanks Rd.
(has Salvage Shed)
7am-6pm 7am-6pm Closed 7am-6pm 7am-6pm 7am-5pm 1pm-6pm
*The Eubanks Road Waste & Recycling Center is temporarily CLOSED for remodeling
(closed from Feb. 28, 2017 through approx. December 2017).
 A TEMPORARY waste center is open at 6823 Millhouse Rd.
Hours of operation are the same as listed above for the (temporarily closed) Eubanks Rd. center,
however services at 6823 Millhouse Rd. are LIMITED to household garbage, bulky items, electronics,
scrap metal, and yard waste. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2017.
For more info visit
Walnut Grove Church Rd.
(has Salvage Shed)
7am-6pm 7am-6pm Closed 7am-6pm 7am-6pm 7am-5pm 1pm-6pm

Sites with Salvage Sheds Reusable items in good condition can be taken to the Salvage Sheds.
The following items are NOT ACCEPTED at the Salvage Sheds: (do NOT bring these items to the Salvage Sheds) clothing, carpet, construction material, yard sale remnants, broken furniture or trash items.

The Orange County Waste and Recycling Centers accept residential household trash only, as well as bulky items such as upholstered furniture.
(No business waste.)
Loads are limited to one pick-up truck per day or weekend period.
Loads must be secured.
Mattresses and box springs are not accepted.

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Recyclable Items for Drop-Off Sites AND Solid Waste Convenience Centers

Glass bottles, jugs and jars, plastic bottles, steel, aluminum, aerosol spray cans, aluminum foil, magazines, newspaper, phone books and mixed paper.

Corrugated cardboard (multi-layered cardboard). Do NOT include wax-coated boxes, or packing material (no peanuts or other packing materials)

Additional Items accepted ONLY at Solid Waste Convenience Centers

Find the most up-to-date chart of all of the kinds of items that ARE currently accepted at the Orange County Solid Waste Convience Centers here.

#1, #6 or #7 boxes, clamshells, or styrofoam
(but no plastic bags or other non-rigid plastics). 

Household Trash and Bulky Items such as furniture. One load per household per day limit. Orange County Residents only.

Yard Waste: Limit one load per day or weekend period. Not available at Bradshaw Quarry Center.

Clean Wood Waste. Unpainted, untreated wood and pallets, Limit one load per day or weekend period.

Large Appliances: Limit two per day or weekend period.

Scrap Metal - Limit one load per day or weekend period

Tires Limit five per month

Electronics Computers, TVs stereos and other data carrying devices and electronic media (DVDs CDsw and their cases)

ALL Batteries (Automotive and household)

Salvage Sheds - All centers except Bradshaw Quarry Rd. accept REUSABLE household items in good condition. Do NOT leave clothing, carpet, construction material or trash items at the Salvage Sheds.

Used Motor Oil, Oil Filters, Antifreeze

Recycle with motor oil: Heating Oil, Gear Oil, Coleman Fuel, Kerosene, Diesel Fuel, Transmission Fluid.

Do NOT include: Gasoline, Brake Fluid, solvents, mixed gas.
Take these kinds of hazardous household waste
to one of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Locations:
Orange County Landfill,
1514 Eubanks Rd.
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Saturdays 8 am - 12 noon.

Waste and Recycling Center
3605 Walnut Grove Church Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Materials should be in their original containers with original labels intact whenever possible. 
Never mix wastes. Do NOT bring explosives, infectious wastes, or radioactive materials.

Read a detailed list of accepted and restricted Household Hazardous Waste items, and learn more about Orange County Household Hazardous Waste locations, and operating hours here.


Curbside Recycling Bins

Requirements for commingling plastics / paper / tin cans etc. and restrictions on which kinds of  materials can or cannot be included in curbside recycling bins in Orange County have changed over the years and are subject to change.

See the current Orange County Curbside Recycling charts
(2 programs: Urban and Rural)
to learn which kinds of (commingled)
plastics, papers, bottles, cans etc. are accepted in curbside recycling.

These charts also specify which kinds of materials
can only be taken to Solid Waste Recycling centers.

NO PLASTIC BAGS are accepted in curbside recycling.

Plastic bags ALSO are NOT accepted at the recycling centers in Chapel Hill/Orange County.

 Take clean, dry plastic bags to your local grocery store for recycling.


Sponsor Messages:

Carolina Renaissance Festival 2021
Saturdays & Sundays
Oct. 2 - Nov. 21, 2021


Morehead Planetarium
Morehead Planetarium
Afterschool, Birthday Parties,
Summer Science Camps,
Planetarium Shows and Events

The Animal Hospital
112 W Main St, Carrboro

1870 Farm
1870 Farm Chapel Hill logo
* Summer Camps
* Farm Preschool & Kindergarten
* Birthday Parties * Gemstone Mining
* Meet the Farm Animals
1870 Farm

Spence's Farm
Spence's Farm
After School, Summer Camps,
Birthday Parties, lots more!

Immersion Island Summer Camp
Foreign Language Resources
and Summer Camps
Immersion Island

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