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Solid Waste Advisory Board

Due to the expiration of the interlocal agreement regarding Solid Waste between Orange County and the towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, the Solid Waste Advisory Board is no longer authorized. 

Since 1994 the Orange County Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) consisted of an eight-member body to provide advice to the Board of Orange County Commissioners on solid waste matters in our county. The SWAB consisted of two representatives from each of the four local governments in Orange County selected by that government, plus a liaison from the Board of Orange County Commissioners and one from UNC Chapel Hill.

Click here for the May 23, 2013 agenda

Draft Motion

Click here for the March 14, 2013 meeting agenda.

Documents associated with March 14, 2013 meeting:

Solid Waste Forum 2013 Statement of Purpose Draft

OC BOCC March 3, 2013 Agenda Item to Franchise Rural Curbside Recycling

Jan Sassaman Letter to BOCC

Click here for the December 12, 2012 meeting agenda

The September 12, October 10, 2012 and February 14, 2013 meetings were cancelled.

Meeting minutes of past meetings:


November 14, 2012

Attachments associated with November's meeting:

Chapel Hill Collections and Disposal Options Memo

SWAB Interlocal Agreement and Alternative Technology Memo

August 8, 2012

June 13, 2012 (no quorum, informational meeting only)

March 14, 2012

Attachments associated with March's meeting:

Landfill Closure Abstract

Single Stream Abstract

What is Zero Waste Memo

February 15, 2012

Attachments associated with February's meeting:

January 26,2012 AOG Agenda

AOG Attachment 1

AOG Attachment 2

AOG Attachment 3

AOG Attachment 4

AOG Attachment 5

January 11, 2012

Attachment associated with January's meeting:

SWAB Goals for 2012


November 9, 2011

Attachment associated with November's meeting:

Single Stream Transition Report to SWAB

October 12, 2011

September 14, 2011

Click here for August 10, 2011 meeting agenda. 

Lack of a quorum no actions taken.

Attachments associated with August's Meeting:

56% Waste Reduction

June 8, 2011

Attachment associated with June's Meeting:

Rogers Road Benefits Resolution Tipping Fee May 2011

May 11, 2011

April 13 2011

Attachment associated with April's meeting:


March 16. 2011

Attachments associated with March's meeting:

Solid Waste Convenience Center February BOCC Agenda Item

Resolution Memorializing Bonnie Norwood

February 9, 2011

Presentation associated with February's Meeting:

"Malodor, ambient hydrogen sulfide, and health in a neighborhood bordering a landfill"

January 12, 2011

Attachment associated with January's meeting:

SWAB Code of Ethics

If you are interested in meeting minutes prior to these listed, please contact the Solid Waste Management Department administrative office.