Waste & Recycling Centers


Five staffed Waste and Recycling Centers are available for all Orange County residents to dispose of household garbage, bulky items such as upholstered furniture, and a full range of recyclable materials.

Bradshaw Quarry Rd. MebaneCLOSED7 a.m.-        6 p.m.CLOSEDCLOSED7 a.m.-    
6 p.m.
7 a.m.-       5 p.m.1-6 p.m.
Bradshaw Quarry Rd. Center closes on Saturdays from 1:30-2:00 p.m. for container service.
Eubanks Rd. 
Chapel Hill
7 a.m.-   6 p.m.7 a.m.-        6 p.m.CLOSED7 a.m.-        6 p.m.7 a.m.-    
6 p.m.
7 a.m.-       5 p.m.1-6 p.m.
Ferguson Rd. 
Chapel Hill
CLOSED7 a.m.-         6 p.m.CLOSEDCLOSED7 a.m.-       6 p.m.7 a.m.-       5 p.m.1-6 p.m.
High Rock Rd. 
CLOSED7 a.m.-         6 p.m.CLOSEDCLOSED7 a.m.-
6 p.m.
7 a.m.-     5 p.m.1-6 p.m.
Walnut Grove Church Rd. Hillsborough7 a.m.-   6 p.m.7 a.m.-        6 p.m.CLOSED7 a.m.-        6 p.m.7 a.m.-
6 p.m.
7 a.m.-        5 p.m.1-6 p.m.


  • No business waste. Residential waste only.
  • Loads are limited to one pick-up truck, or volume equivalent, per day or weekend period.
  • Loads must be secure upon entering the centers. 

Yard Waste & Salvage Sheds

AI_YardWasteAll centers except for Bradshaw Quarry Road accept yard waste and have Salvage Sheds where residents can leave and/or take reusable items in good condition. No clothing, carpet, construction material, yard sale remnants, broken furniture or trash items should be left in the Salvage Sheds.

Eubanks Rd. and Walnut Grove Church Rd. Waste and Recycling Centers

These locations have additional services not available at the other three centers:

  • Mattresses and box springs limit four pieces per person per day or weekend period. Residents bringing mattresses to the Eubanks Road Waste and Recycling Center while the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility is open will be directed to that facility.
  • Food waste drop-off for all food and food related paper to be composted.
  • Plastic bag and film recycling
  • Used clothing, textiles and shoes
  • Used cooking oil collection
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collections
AI_FoodWasteFood Waste
AI_PlasticBagsPlastic Bags & Film
AI_ClothingAndShoesUsed Clothing, Textiles & Shoes
AI_CookingOilCooking Oil
Household Hazardous Waste

Acceptable Materials

GlassBottlesCansPlasticBottlespaperSingle Stream RecyclingBottles, cans, jugs, jars and paper.
Aluminum must be folded or crumbled so it is not laying flat.
No plastic clam shells.
Do NOT bag recyclables. No plastic bags in single stream. 
shredded paper ONLYShredded PaperShred-A-Thons:
Oct. 12th 10AM-2PM at Eubanks Park & Ride
Oct. 19th 10AM-2PM behind Hillsborough Home Depot
Remove Staples and paperclips
AI_LargePlasticKiddiePoolSlideLarge Rigid PlasticsNon-bottle rigid plastics #2, #4, and #5 in purple dumpsters.
Eubanks Road and Walnut Grove Church Road Centers can accept over-sized rigid plastics such as plastic playground slides, kiddie pools, or large plastic drums. Rigid plastics must fit inside the container;cut down to size if necessary.
No plastic bottles (recycle with Single Stream Recycling).
No #1, #6, #7 plastics.

No metal. No plastic bags or other non-rigid plastics.

Motor-OilUsed Motor Oil and Oil Filters
No gasoline, brake fluid, solvents, mixed gas, kerosene, fuel, transmission fluid, or paint. Bring these items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

CarBatteryAutomotive and Boat Batteries
Do not place wet-cell batteries in receptacles for dry-cells.
BatteriesHousehold BatteriesAll Lithium batteries must be separated with terminals taped before bringing to drop-off site.
Do not mix Alkaline batteries with Lithium batteries
ComputerElectronics2CDsJewelCasesElectronicsData carrying electronics such as computers and peripherals, televisions, phones, CD and DVD players, radio and stereo receivers, fax machines and VCRs. We also accept household appliances that have a cord, battery operated toys (batteries removed) and electronic media such as DVDs, CDs and their plastic jewel cases.

Limit 5 computers or televisions per person per day or weekend period.
  • No shrink wrap or items containing tape such as video or cassette tapes.
  • No large stereo speakers.
AI_ScrapMetalAI_LargeAppliancesScrap Metal and Large Appliances
Limit 2 per day
Limit 5 passenger vehicle tires per month
AI_YardWasteAI_WoodYard Waste and Clean WoodLoose or in paper yard waste bags available at most home improvement stores.No plastic or paper grocery bags.