Orange County Solid Waste Management

The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department operates the Orange County Integrated Solid Waste Management facility which contains the Construction and Demolition Landfill, Regulated Material Recycling, and Mulch and Compost Sales. The Department manages five Solid Waste and Recycling Centers, including two with Household Hazardous Waste and Food Waste drop-offs, and the County's comprehensive Recycling Collection Programs for residential and commercial entities.


This spring the schedule for the free, semi-annual Orange County Shred-A-Thons for confidential paper will be changing slightly.  Thursday April 25 the event will be held at the recycling center in Hillsborough, behind Home Depot at the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center. On Saturday April 27, the Shred-A-Thon will be held at the Eubanks Road Park and Ride Lot in Chapel Hill, about 1/ 2 mile from the intersection with Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.  The Chapel Hill event will be “drive-through” this time when it has been ‘walk-up’ in the recent past.  Residents drive up to the shredding point and staff will help them unload and shred. 

Both Shred-a-thons are 10am to 2pm, free and open to residents and small business in Orange County and the part of Chapel Hill in Durham County as well as employees of the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough and Orange County government.  There is a four box or bag limit per household or business.  Keep out any plastics, metal or other non-paper materials.  Your plastic bags and cardboard boxes will be returned to you for separate recycling. The paper is recycled into paper toweling and toilet tissue in North Carolina.


Orange County Landfill

Physical Address 
1514 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 17177
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Scalehouse Phone: 919-932-2989

Administrative Office

Physical Address
1207 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Phone: (919) 968-2885
Fax: (919) 932-2900

Recycling Center

Phone: 919-968-2788
Fax: (919) 932-2900

Solid Waste Management Email:

Orange County Landfill

Monday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here for other Waste and Recycling Center Hours.

Check our Holiday Calendar for variations in work hours, or the Severe Weather Delays and Closings page.

Administrative Office

  • Financing and budgeting
  • Scalehouse accounts
  • Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance Permits and Licensing
  • Solid Waste Advisory Group administration
  • Solid Waste Programs Fee administration
  • Tracking program performance (statistics)

Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility

  • Construction and demolition waste disposal
  • Corrugated cardboard recycling
  • Electronics recycling
  • Mattress recycling
  • Mulch and compost sales
  • Scrap metal and large appliance recycling
  • Tire recycling
  • Yard waste and clean wood processing


  • 24-hour recycling drop-off sites
  • Commercial recycling and food waste diversion
  • Education and outreach
  • Curbside recycling
  • Household hazardous waste collections
  • Multifamily recycling
  • Waste and recycling centers