The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is responsible for the collections and disposal of residential solid waste, recycling, bulky items, and subscriber-based yard waste services. The Administration and Finance Division provides administrative and planning support for all Solid Waste Management Department initiatives and programs. In addition to the Office of the Director, the division includes customer service and financial services. The department is committed to accomplishing its mission in a safe, efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound manner.
The mission of the Solid Waste Management Department is to partner with the community in providing our residents with exceptional customer service and outstanding waste collection, recycling, and disposal services.
Our vision is to accomplish our mission in a safe, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sound manner and to be a leader in the solid waste industry.
The Durham Solid Waste Management Department has taken measures to invest in technology to help make Durham an environmentally sound, cost-effective, and safe city in which to live.