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COVID-19 Update on Yard Waste and Bulky Item Collection

Modified yard waste collection will resume on Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Bulky item collections (e.g., furniture, mattresses, appliances, electronics, etc.) remain suspended at this time. More Information

When yard waste collection resumes, it must be in Town yard waste carts, rigid containers, or paper yard waste bags. We expect the yard waste collection volume to be larger than normal, and it may take a couple of weeks for collections to be completed. Place your yard waste in its container at the curb by 6 a.m. on your typical yard waste collection day starting on June 4 and leave it out until it is collected. The Town will evaluate this modified service for at least two weeks to determine procedures for future yard waste collection services.

Don’t place yard waste in plastic bags; use paper bags. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

Dispose of all household trash inside a tied trash bag and place it inside a trash container. This includes extra trash that won’t fit into your trash cart or can. Collection workers have been instructed not to collect trash that is unbagged or not inside a trash container for their safety and in compliance with Town Code.

Yard waste dumpster rentals and large yard waste pile collections (i.e., larger than 3 cubic yards) will continue on a reduced schedule. Yard waste dumpster rentals are full for Thursday, May 28. To schedule these services, click Dumpster Rental Service , Large Yard Waste Pile Collection or call 919-969-5100.

  • The Town provides weekly trash and yard waste collection for residents within Town limits.
  • To purchase a Garbage Roll Cart, click here.
  • To purchase a Yard Waste Roll Cart, click here.
  • This service is paid through property taxes. There are no fees or accounts to set up or cancel.
  • Your first trash roll cart is free and the yard waste roll cart is $50.
  • There are some special wastes we collect for a fee (furniture, extra yard waste, etc.)
  • You may rent small dumpsters for yard waste collection ONLY.
  • Orange County Solid Waste provides recycling services and drop-off centers.
  • To help protect collection workers, dispose of all trash inside a tied trash bag and place it inside a trash can. The Town provides one trash cart at no charge, and additional carts may be purchased for $60. Call 919-969-5100 to request the delivery of a trash cart.


Download a pdf brochure that outlines all residential collection information. 



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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
8 am - 5 pm Monday-Friday



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