Chatham County solid waste & recycling main facility reopening with service changes

Pittsboro, NC – Due to the state’s transition into North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Phase 1 reopening plan, the Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility will reopen starting Monday, May 11, 2020, but with some service changes.

photo by Charles Deluvio

“While we will be able to resume most services offered at the main facility, we have made some changes to how we provide those services in order to continue to protect our staff and the public,” said Kevin Lindley, Chatham County Environmental Quality Director.

The main facility, located at 28 County Services Road, Pittsboro, will resume taking yard waste, and land clearing and inert debris from residents starting Monday, May 11. The main facility can also accept tires, mixed recycling, glass recycling, scrap metal, batteries, lightbulbs, pesticide containers, and Styrofoam. All visitors will need to come across the scales when they enter the facility.

The lobby at the main facility will be closed until further notice. Residents who need a decal should call the Main Facility at (919) 542-5516 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email . Decal requests can easily be handled over the phone or email. Residents who need a decal immediately may come to the window next to the scales to be helped. 

The Electronics Recycling program will resume on Monday, May 18 at the main facility and collection centers. As a reminder, any electronics item that is larger than 25 inches or weighs more than 50 pounds must come to the main facility. Large electronics will not be accepted at the collection centers. For a list of items accepted in the Electronics Recycling, visit the following website

All events in May were previously cancelled and will not be rescheduled in May. These events included mulch sales, Household Hazardous Waste, and the Earth Day Event. Visit the following website for details on future events-

The Collection Centers remain open and operating with normal hours. The Swaps Shops will remain closed until further notice.

As this is an ever-changing situation, please check the website for any future updates-