Solid Waste Management Department

Durham Hosts E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Even

Free Event Open to All Durham Residents

The E-waste and Paper Shredding event will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018, from 8am - 2pm, on the home side of Durham County Memorial Stadium, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Event staff will be on hand to unload old electronics and paper. No large appliances or appliances that contain Freon accepted. Only paper accepted for shredding; non-paper items will not be accepted. All paper should be loose and unbound. Participants with larger quantities will have items shredded off-site.

The Solid Waste Management Department partners with the community to provide exceptional customer service and outstanding waste collection, recycling, and disposal services in a safe, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sound manner. The department enhances the appearance of the city and environment by providing the following services:

  • Bulky Items Collection
  • Garbage Collection
  • Recycling Collection
  • Television Collection
  • Yard Waste Collection

Strategic Plan
The Solid Waste Management Departmental Strategic Plan and the city’s Strategic Plan, ensures that the department provides professional management that contributes to creating thriving, livable communities and a well-managed city. Through the Waste Reduction and Sustainability Program, the department continually increases recycling and waste stream diversion opportunities, which improves the quality and sustainability of neighborhoods. Solid Waste Management strives to reduce garbage tonnage by 10% within 3 years and increase recycling participation to 95%.
The department also operates the Hazardous Waste Center, Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station) and Swap Shop enabling residents to divert recyclable and hazardous items from landfills.

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