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. NO CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MATERIAL IS ALLOWED.

Full Service District Waste & Recycling Centers, with Household Hazardous Waste, Food Waste, & Plastic Bag Drop-off
Eubanks Rd. 
Chapel Hill 
1514 Eubanks Rd. Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
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.
Walnut Grove Church Rd. Hillsborough 
3605 Walnut Grove Church Rd., Hillsborough, NC, 27278
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.m1-6 p.m.
Neighborhood Satellite Waste & Recycling Centers
Bradshaw Quarry Rd. Mebane 
6705 Bradshaw Quarry Rd, Mebane, 27302
CLOSED7 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.
Ferguson Rd. 
Chapel Hill 
1616 Ferguson Rd, Chapel Hill, 27516
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. 
7001 High Rock Rd, Efland, 27243
CLOSED7 a.m.-         6 p.m.CLOSEDCLOSED7 a.m.-
6 p.m.
7 a.m.-     5 p.m.1-6 p.m.



  • No commercial or institutional business waste. Residential waste only.
  • No construction and demolition waste is allowed.
  • Loads are limited to one pick-up truck, or volume equivalent, per day or weekend period.
  • Loads must be secure upon entering the centers.
  • Orange county residents only.

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

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

  • 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

Accepted Materials

GlassBottlesCansPlasticBottlespaperSingle Stream RecyclingBottles, cans, jugs, jars, berry containers, and paper.
Aluminum must be folded or crumbled so it is not laying flat.
Do NOT bag recyclables. No plastic bags in single stream. 
shredded paper ONLYShredded Paper
*Should be discarded as household trash
To be announced,
Or call (919)968-2788 to make an appointment at our Shred Center
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.
You can bring antifreeze to a Household Hazardous Waste Center to be disposed of properly.
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 or weekend.

*Refrigerators and Freezers must be cleaned out before bringing to the facility.
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.