Durham County Convenience Sites

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 Convenience Sites are for residential waste only.  All users of the Sites must display a current Solid Waste Decal.  All other users will be turned away. 


Durham County Convenience Sites will not accept any bulky loads.  This includes furniture, construction debris, do-it-yourself project debris, large toys, etc.  If you have material of this type, please review this list of potential outlets. 

All garbage or household waste must be bagged.  Unbagged trash will not be accepted.

We are suspending the sale of decals to City residents and out of County residents.  This is in an effort to preserve dumpster space for unincorporated residents who do not have access to curbside pick up.  If you are an unicorporated resident that needs to purchase a decal, please call the Tax Office at 919-560-0300.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 7:00 am -12:00 pm

 To reduce the spread of the virus, the Swap Shop at Redwood is closed until further notice.


Closing Information: 

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. 

Upcoming Holiday Closures: April 10, 2020; May 25, 2020; July 4, 2020

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.

No dual wheeled vehicles or trailers.

Trailers may not be longer than 8 feet with side rails no higher than 4 feet.  Bagged trash only.

Site Attendants may limit yard waste loads in times of high activity in order to preserve space for all customers.


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
a solid waste decal is required for all services

Household Garbage (must be bagged)
Yard Waste including Christmas trees (not available at Rougemont)

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

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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