Durham County Convenience Sites

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Closing Information: 

Upcoming Closures: 

Dec 23 Close at 1pm

Dec 24 Closed

Dec 25 Closed

Dec 26 Close at 1pm

Jan 1, 2020 Closed

Jan 20, 2020 Closed

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. 

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 the blue 2019-20 Solid Waste Decal in order to use these services. 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 Solid Waste Fee is $158.81.

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 Convenience Sites, 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.

Locations and Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Site Name Location Telephone Number 
Parkwood 5928 Highway 55   919-560-0460 
100 Electra Road
9008 Quail Roost Road
108 Bill Poole Road 
Acceptable Materials at County Convenience Sites
Beginning september 1, 2019 a solid waste decal is required for all services

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

Commingled Recycling(Jugs, tubs, jars, paper, cardboard, glass bottles, cans) NOTE: Please separate glass for Parkwood and Redwood sites.

Fluorescent bulbs (4ft or less, includes CFLs.  Hand directly to Site Attendant)

Lead Acid Batteries (i.e. car batteries)

Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Oil Filters

Cooking Oil

Textiles (clothing, linens)

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