Spring clean with the April Household Hazardous Waste event

Pittsboro, NC – The April Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event of 2024 will be Saturday, April 20 from 9 am to 3 pm. HHW events are a way for residents to dispose of hazardous materials safely. Decals are not required, but residents will need to show their NC Driver License or something with their current address. HHW events are only for households; no hazardous waste from businesses will be accepted.

Location: Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility
28 County Services Road
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27330

At HHW events, the county accepts such items as oil-based paints, solvents, stains, bleach, aerosols, cleaners, pesticides, brake fluid, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, etc. Residents can bring 20 gallons of latex paint cans per HHW event. If you have a 1 gallon paint can that has half a gallon of paint in it, it will count as 1 gallon. Latex paint can be safely dried out and put in with your regular trash.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will also be onsite during this HHW event to conduct a medicine take back as a way for residents to safely dispose of unwanted medications. No needles, sharps, or liquids will be accepted. We will also have free shredding for residents and be selling compost bins; check the website for more details.

The Household Hazardous Waste events for 2024 will take place on the following Saturdays:

  • March 16
  • April 20*
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20*
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16*

Hazardous waste from businesses will not be accepted at HHW events. A business is defined as any income-generating source, such as at-home businesses, farms, contractors, builders, etc. It also does not matter whether the business is currently operating. Chatham County and HHW contractors may refuse items if it is suspected to be from a business until its source can be verified. Learn about options for hazardous waste for businesses.

Other items NOT accepted at HHW events:

  • ammunition
  • asbestos
  • electronics (learn about options for Electronics Recycling)
  • explosives
  • firearms
  • inert debris
  • infectious waste
  • radioactive materials
  • scrap metal
  • tires
  • trash
  • yard waste