WINTER WEATHER ALERT. Residential solid waste collected Monday; commercial solid waste collected Saturday. Recycling collected Friday and Saturday by Orange County Solid Waste.  More at

Trash Collection

JANUARY 19, 9:06 AM

There will be no residential or commercial collection today.
Residential collection will resume on Monday, January 22.

EVERLYONE'S yard waste collection will be CANCELLED this week with no make-up day.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Commercial routes from this week will be collected on Saturday January 20

Recycling (Wed, Thurs & Fri routes) to be collected Friday and Saturday by Orange County Solid Waste 919-968-2788

JANUARY 17, 9:14 AM 

Those with Monday trash collection had their service rescheduled for Wednesday, January 17 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Because of the snow today, that collection will be postponed again. As of now we plan to reschedule it for Friday, as weather allows. This page will be updated as soon as the rescheduled collection day is determined.  

The Town provides weekly trash collection for residents within Town limits, as well as weekly yardwaste collection. (Orange County Solid Waste provides recycling services, as well as drop-off centers.) Your service is paid through your or your landlord's property taxes, so there are no fees and no accounts to set up or cancel. Your Town trash cart is free and your Town yard waste cart costs $50. There are some special wastes we can pick up for a fee (furniture, extra yard waste, etc.) We rent small dumpsters for yard waste collection only. 

Download a pdf brochure that outlines all residential collection information. 



Questions? We're available to assist you Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm at (919) 969-5100 or at

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Solid Waste Services Manager
Wendy Simmons
6850 Millhouse Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-969-5123

Solid Waste Customer Service
8am - 5pm Monday - Friday



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