Solid Waste Department Operations Schedule During Pandemic


Press Release from Orange County

Orange County local government is responding to the spread of the “Coronavirus” or COVID-19 by scaling back operations, urging social distancing and reducing opportunities for social contact. The Solid Waste Management Department has the following changes and updates to its operations. These changes will be in effect through at least March 30. Further updates will be made on an ongoing basis.  See for updates.

Curbside  Recycling Collection: Recycling will be collected as usual. AS ALWAYS: Keep out any tissues, paper toweling, bagged materials or other contaminants.

Waste and Recycling Centers, unstaffed drop off sites and Landfill/Disposal Center: Operations will continue as usual. Staff will maintain a safe social distance.  Please remember to maintain a safe social distance from both staff and others at the sites. Mulch remains ON SALE at 50% off through March 28.

Solid Waste Administrative Office: The Solid Waste Administrative Office at 1207 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill will be closed to the public through March 30. Sales of compost bins and kitchen buckets are suspended. The Fork-It-Over program is also suspended until March 30, 2020. Staff will continue to monitor and respond to your emails and phone calls. There may be some delays in responses to your queries but we will reply as soon as possible.

Other planned Solid Waste related activities:  The March 21 Composting 101Workshop is postponed until rescheduled. Confidential paper Shred-A-Thons scheduled for April 25 and May 2 ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Salvage sheds closed at the Waste and Recycling Centers until further notice.

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