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.

Holiday Schedule

Full Service District Waste & Recycling Centers, with Household Hazardous Waste, Food Waste, & Plastic Bag Drop-off

Eubanks Rd. 
Chapel Hill
1518 Eubanks Rd. Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
7 am- 6 pm7 am- 6 pmCLOSED7 am- 6 pm7 am-  6 pm7 am- 5 pm1-6 pm
Walnut Grove Church Rd. Hillsborough
3605 Walnut Grove Church Rd., Hillsborough, NC, 27278
7 am- 6 pm7 am- 6 pmCLOSED7 am-   6 pm7 am- 6 pm7 am- 5 pm1-6 pm
Neighborhood Satellite Waste & Recycling Centers
Bradshaw Quarry Rd. Mebane
6705 Bradshaw Quarry Rd, Mebane, 27302
CLOSED7 am- 6 pmCLOSEDCLOSED7 am- 6 pm7 am- 5 pm1-6 pm
Bradshaw Quarry Rd. Center closes on Saturdays from 1:30-2:00 p.m. for container service.
Ferguson Rd. 
Chapel Hill
1616 Ferguson Rd, Chapel Hill, 27516
CLOSED7 am- 6 pmCLOSEDCLOSED7 am- 6 pm7 am- 5 pm1-6 pm
High Rock Rd. 
7001 High Rock Rd, Efland, 27243
CLOSED7 am.- 6 pm.CLOSEDCLOSED7 am- 6 pm7 am- 5 pm1-6 pm
A temporary site will be available while High Rock is under renovation. Only residential waste, recycling, and cardboard will be accepted at the temporary site. The site will close from 3-3:30 pm on Saturdays. 
For other waste & recycling services - please visit the nearest Waste & Recycling Center located at 3605 Walnut Grove Church Rd. Hillsborough, NC.

Accepted Materials (at all 5 Waste & Recycling Centers)

Accepted at Eubanks Rd. and Walnut Grove Church Rd. Waste and Recycling Centers ONLY (Full Service)

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

Changes to C&D at Waste and Recycling Centers Effective as of August 3, 2020: 

Limited amounts of Residential construction and demolition (C&D) waste may be brought in by Orange County Residents from their primary residence to the Waste and Recycling Centers (other than Bradshaw Quarry which will NOT accept construction and demolition waste).

Orange County residents may bring up to 60 cubic feet of residential construction and demolition waste per household per day or weekend period from their primary residence to one of the accepting Waste and Recycling Centers.

  • Loads exceeding 60 cubic feet of construction and demolition waste will not be accepted.
  • Unloading part of a load larger than 60 cubic feet of construction and demolition waste will not be allowed. If the load exceeds 60 cubic feet of C&D, no material may be unloaded.
  • Proof of residency is required prior to unloading of material.
  • Separate dumpsters will be provided for C&D only.
  • Hired contractors may not use the Center.  

Allowable construction and demolition waste for this purpose is limited to:

  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Insulation
  • Carpet/ flooring
  • Wood: including lumber, plywood/pressed board or any wood that is painted, pressure treated or stained
  • Doors, windows, siding
  • Deconstructed Playground set made of lumber
  • Decks, stairs

*NOTE: any scrap metal, corrugated cardboard or, unpainted, untreated, solid sawn lumber associated with construction must be recycled in the appropriate bin at the WRCs

Image below represents 60 cubic feet of material. Bed of truck is 8 ft long, 5 ft wide and 2 ft deep.



  • No commercial or institutional business waste. Residential waste only.
  • Loads are limited to one pick-up truck, or volume equivalent, per day or weekend period for all material, including no more than 60 cubic feet of C&D waste.
  • Loads must be secure upon entering the centers.
  • Orange County residents’ household waste only.