Chatham County collection center swap shops have re-opened

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County collection centers swap shops re-opened on Monday, April 19, 2021. The swap shops are a place for residents to leave and take gently used items, so they do not have to be disposed of in a landfill. The swap shops have been closed since March 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chatham County Recycle Center

“We originally closed the Swap Shops to comply with state and health expert guidance related to coronavirus,” said Kevin Lindley, Chatham County Environmental Quality Director. “With the governor’s latest executive order related to coronavirus, we feel comfortable re-opening the Swap Shops and are excited to be able to offer this waste reduction program to residents again.” 

Residents are reminded that they must have a 2021 Collection Center decal to use the Collection Centers, including the swap shops. Items placed in the swap shops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and items cannot be set aside for future pickup. Residents are limited to two 15-minute visits per day at the Collection Centers.

Solid Waste & Recycling asks residents not to overload the swap shops. Space is limited, and attendants will have to dispose of items if the swap shops are too full.

Learn more about Solid Waste & Recycling at Residents who have questions may contact the Main Office Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (919) 542-5516 or at .