Recycling Programs

Urban Curbside (Weekly Collection)

Residents within the town limits of Hillsborough, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill (including the portion of Chapel Hill within Durham County) in single-family homes or duplexes qualify for weekly curbside collection of recycling. Link to page

Rural Curbside (Every Other Week)

Rural Curbside Recycling Collection is collected every other week on a regular schedule in 100% of the unincorporated areas of Orange County. Link to page

Multi-Unit Housing Recycling

Recycling cart sites are located at over 95% of multi-unit housing complexes (apartments, town homes, and condominiums) in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, and are available to residents 24-hours a day, seven days per week for the collection of single-stream recycling. Link to page

Commercial Recycling

Orange County Solid Waste Management operates a recycling collection program and an organics collection program for the commercial sector in Orange County. Link to page

24-Hour Recycling Drop-off Sites

Orange County operates four recycling drop-off locations that are free and available to residents and businesses 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Link to page

Accepted Materials List

View Single Stream Recycling Specifications for the Orange County Recycling program. Link to page

Rigid Plastics Recycling

You can recycle small rigid plastics such as Number 2, 4, and 5 plastic tubs, cups and buckets (and all plastic bottles) the curb, at apartment complexes, or commercial recycling programs, or at the 24-hour recycling drop-off sites. Link to page