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Orange County Landfill Tons Managed 2017 to 2018

Type of Material BuriedTonsPercent Landfilled
Municipal Solid Waste (OC MSW Landfill closed June 30, 2013)N/AN/A
Construction and Demolition Waste9,51797%
Stumps and inert debris2643%
Mobile Homes30less than 1%
Total Buried9,811100%


Type of Material Recovered and Recycled at LandfillTonsPercent Recovered
Vegetative Waste7,66772%
White Goods2622%
Tires1,18411%
Scrap Metal8888%
Clean Wood6146%
Mattresses43less than 1%
Oyster Shells27less than 1%
Total Recovered at Landfill10,685100%
Total Managed at Landfill20,496 


Waste Generated by Origin 2017 to 2018

OriginsTonsPercent
Orange County disposed elsewhere (MSW, Mixed C and D)11,44720%
Town of Carrboro disposed elsewhere (MSW)662612%
Town of Chapel Hill disposed elsewhere  (MSW)13,89425%
Town of Hillsborough disposed elsewhere  (MSW)3,3806%
UNC disposed elsewhere  (MSW)5,59210%
UNC Health Care disposed elsewhere (MSW, non-medical waste)3,6364%
Privately hauled MSW from OC disposed elsewhere13,01323%
Total57,663100%


C&D from Orange County Disposed in & out of Orange County 2017 to 2018

MaterialTonsPercent
All C and D buried in Orange County (includes 134 tons from UNC)9,81045%
C and D from Orange County buried elsewhere11,80055%
Total C and D from Orange County
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Tons of materials managed by Orange Community Recycling (OCR) Division 2016 to 2017

Type of Material RecycledTonsPercent
"Single Stream" Commingled Bottles, Cans, Jars, Paper13,62781%
Toxics Reduction Improvement Program (TRIP) (includes hazardous waste, motor oil, filters, batteries and electronics)6304%
Corrugated Cardboard1,1297%
Rigid Non-bottle Numbers 2. 4 and 5 Plastics1301%
Food Waste1,3368%
Textiles and Plastic Bags17less than 1%
Total recycled by OCR16,870100%

Statistics include collection of materials from drop-off locations and Commercial Recycling Program

Tonnage Recycled by Orange Community Recycling Programs 2016 to 2017

ProgramTonsPercent
Urban Curbside5,96335%
Rural Curbside3,04418%
Multifamily1,0386%
Drop off (Single stream, cardboard, rigid plastics, textiles, plastic bags)3,42420%
Toxics Reduction Improvement Program (TRIP)6384%
Commercial recycling8985%
Commercial Food Waste Recycling1,3368%
Government Facilities Recycling1951%
Orange County and Chapel Hill/Carrboro School Recycling3412%
Total16,877100%


Recycling by Others 2016-2017 (Not Orange County Solid Waste Department)

ProgramTonsPercent
UNC3,8776%
Other private recycling (estimated)1,20024%
Total4,987100%

These tons are estimated based on UNC report and data previously reported by other recyclers.