City of Durham Residents: Please visit http://durhamnc.gov/832/Solid-Waste-Management to learn about the services offered in your area.
Durham County Sites will be closed on the first Thursday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a monthly staff meeting.
Due to the winter weather event, Durham County Department of General Services’ Solid Waste Division had to reschedule the safety upgrades planned for the Bahama and Redwood Convenience Sites. As a reminder, each site will temporarily close for one and half days to allow for the installation of safety rails alongside the open top roll off containers. The upgrades will now take place on the following days:
• Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Bahama Site will be closed and reopen on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1 p.m.
• Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Redwood Site will be closed and reopen on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Unincorporated Durham County Residents
Durham County operates four Solid Waste Convenience Sites that offer drop-off service for recycling and the disposal of residential trash, white goods, and yard waste. Residents must display a current 2016-17 Solid Waste Decal in order to use these services. Solid Waste Decals are now issued on a fiscal year basis and were included with your 2016 real estate tax bill which was mailed in August 2016. The 2015-16 decal is now expired. The 2016-17 decal is valid from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. Residents had a 1 month grace period from the time the tax bills were mailed to begin using the new 2016-17 decal. As of September 8, 2016, all residents who wish to use the "decal only" services must display the GREEN 2016-17 solid waste decal. Renters can request a decal from their landlord. If you have lost your decal or have additional questions, contact the Durham County Tax Office at 919-560-0300.
The Convenience Sites do not accept commercial waste or construction and demolition waste.
Bulky Item loads are limited to 1 dump per week. Big items such as furniture and cabinets should be broken down BEFORE arriving at the site.
No dual wheeled vehicles or trailers.
Trailers may not be longer than 8 feet with side rails no higher than 4 feet.
Motor Oil is limited to 10 quarts per week.
Site Attendants may limit yard waste loads in times of high activity in order to preserve space for all customers.
City of Durham Residents
To use the garbage or yard waste services at the Convenience Sties, residents who live within the City of Durham may purchase a Solid Waste Decal from the Durham County Tax Office. Call 919-560-0300 for more information.
City of Durham residents do not need a decal in order to use the drop off recycling services. For information on where you can dispose of additional items, please visit the City of Durham Solid Waste Website or call 919-560-1200.
Locations and Hours of Operation
March-October: Monday-Saturday from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
November-February: Monday-Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Site Name||Location||Telephone Number|
|Parkwood||5928 Highway 55||919-560-0460|
||100 Electra Drive
||9008 Quail Roost Road
||108 Bill Poole Road
|Without a Decal
||With a Decal|
Rigid Plastics (e.g. 5 gallon bucket)
Juice, Soup, and Milk Cartons
Newspapers, Magazines, Phonebooks
Used Cooking Oil