Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling cancels May 2020 events

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling has cancelled all events scheduled for May 2020.

“While North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Stay-at-Home Order is set to expire on April 30, we do not know whether it will be extended or what the re-opening process will look like,” said Kevin Lindley, Chatham County Environmental Quality Director. “In order to have enough time to get the word out to residents about these changes, we needed to make this decision now.”

Details on the cancelled events are as follows:

Earth Day Event – The May 16 event has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled this year.  Solid Waste & Recycling will have a document shredding event on Saturday, November 21. The next Earth Day event is planned for April 2021.

Household Hazardous Waste – The May 16 event has been cancelled. The next Household Hazardous Event is scheduled for June 20, and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will be onsite for medication disposal. Future HHW events will be the third Saturday of the month from June through November.

Mulch Sales – Saturday mulch sales have been cancelled for the month of May. Solid Waste & Recycling will have weekday mulch sales in the summer. Check the department’s website www.chathamnc.org/recycle for more details on future mulch sales.

“Residents will be able to purchase mulch and bring their household hazardous waste to future events,” continued Lindley. “Cancelling our Earth Day event, which includes free paper shredding, was disappointing. However, we had already decided to schedule a second shredding event later this year. So, while residents will need to hold onto their items a while longer, there will still be shredding options available to them.”

The Collection Centers remain open and operating with normal hours. The Swap Shops are closed and the Electronics Program is suspended. Programs at the Main Facility remain suspended or with limited access. Please check the website for details www.chathamnc.org/recycle. Residents can call the Main Facility at 919-542-5516 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or email anytime at .

As this is an ever-changing situation, please check the website for any future updates- www.chathamnc.org/recycle

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