City of Durham Residents: Please visit http://durhamnc.gov/832/Solid-Waste-Management to learn about the services offered in your area.
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 2015-16 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 2015. The 2014-15 decal is now expired. The 2015-16 decal is valid from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Residents had a 1 month grace period from the time the tax bills were mailed to begin using the new 2015-16 decal. As of September 8, 2015, all residents who wish to use the "decal only" services must display the PURPLE 2015-16 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.
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 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