Durham County Convenience Sites

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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 
Redwood
100 Electra Drive
919-682-8200
Bahama
9008 Quail Roost Road
919-477-8552
Rougemont
108 Bill Poole Road 
919-477-4325
Acceptable Materials at County Convenience Sites
Without a Decal
With a Decal

 Aluminum
Steel or Tin Cans
Cardboard
Paperboard (e.g. cereal boxes)
Plastic bottles and containers

Rigid Plastics (e.g. 5 gallon bucket)

Juice, Soup, and Milk Cartons

Newspapers, Magazines, Phonebooks
Office paper
Glass Bottles
Pesticide Containers
Antifreeze
Used Motor Oil
Lead Acid Batteries
Clothing, Books, and Shoes

Used Cooking Oil

White Goods

Scrap Metal

Household Garbage
Yard Waste including Christmas trees (not available at Rougemont)
Bulky Waste (e.g. furniture, limited to 1 time per week) 

 

 
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