Orange County Landfill

The Orange County Landfill does not accept household solid waste (garbage, trash). Orange County Waste & Recycling Centers are only available for Orange County residential use. No commercial or business use allowed. For guidelines on access and materials accepted at the Waste & Recycling Centers, please see the Waste & Recycling Centers webpage.


1514 Eubanks Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


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

Hydraulic operated dump vehicles must be inside the gate 15 minutes before closingAll other customers must be inside the gate 30 minutes before closing.

Regulated Recyclable Materials Penalty Fee

C & D waste loads containing Regulated Recyclable Materials (i.e. corrugated cardboard, clean wood, and scrap metal), are subject to a penalty fee. More than 1/3 cubic yard of banned materials per load will be subject to double tip fee. In addition to this fee, mixed load violators are subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $500.00 per offense in accordance with Section 34-77(4) of the Orange County, NC Code of Ordinances.

The Orange County Solid Waste Management Department offers reduced tip fees for these Regulated Recyclable Materials if they are separated for recycling prior to delivery to the Orange County Landfill.

Banned items

Click here for a list of banned items.

Tipping Fee Schedule

  • Flat fee for truck/van/trailer loads up to 1000 pounds.
  • Weights above 1000 pounds will be prorated for these vehicles.
  • All loads must be tarped.  Please remove tarp before crossing scale.
  • Vehicles must have working tailgate.
  • Dump Trailers must have charged batteries. *OC Staff are not allowed to jump customer batteries.

C&D Waste

  • Debris resulting solely from construction,remodeling, repair, or demolition.
  • Inert debris including brick, block, and uncontaminated soils.
  • No household trash, no furniture / mattresses, no building cleanouts

  • $42 per ton (1-ton minimum)
  • $22 per pick-up/trailer up to 1000 lbs.
  • $5 per car load

brush_stump_pile_size_250Stumps and land-clearing waste$42 per ton (one-ton minimum)
MobileHomeMobile homes
  • MUST call ahead for appointment.  919.968-2788.  Mobile homes will not be accepted unless the appointment has been confirmed.
  • Remove all furniture and personal items, and drain all fluids prior to delivery.
  • Appliances and thermostats must beremoved and can be recycled separately.

$200 per section or single wide
AI_YardWasteVegetative yard waste

Will be ground into mulch.  

  • $20 per ton (1-ton minimum
  • $8 per pick-up/trailer load up to 1000 lbs.
  • $3 per car load
  • Maximum of 13" in diameter for all yard waste.

AI_WoodClean wood waste 

Will be ground for boiler fuel.

*No paint, glue, stain or treated wood. *Nails and screws are OK

  • $20 per ton (1-ton minimum
  • $8 per pick-up/trailer load up to 1000 lbs.
  • $3 per car load

CardboardCorrugated Cardboard
*No packing materials (peanuts, styrofoam, air pouches, etc)
*No waxy cardboard
No charge
OystersOyster ShellsNo charge
AI_TiresTires (any size)
Residential tires limit 5 per person per month.

Stockpiled tires / no state certification - $100 per ton

AI_LargeAppliancesLarge appliances (white goods)

Commercial size appliances must have refrigerant removed prior to disposal.

No charge
AI_ScrapMetalScrap metal

Separated, clean loads.

No charge