Solid Waste Management Department

The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is responsible for the collections and processing of residential solid waste, recycling, bulky items, and subscriber-based yard waste services. 

  1. Some Households Will Move to a New Collection Schedule Starting October 4 

    This will help us improve customer service by balancing the number of households we collect each day.

    How do I know if I'm affected?

    A postcard was mailed to affected customers in September. Learn more and check your schedule using the links below. For questions, contact Durham One Call at 919-560-1200.

    View press release  |  View map of affected areas (PDF)  |  Check your collection schedule

Find Your Schedule or Search the Waste Database

For Solid Waste Management questions and issues use the searchable guide below, or contact Durham One Call online or by calling (919) 560-1200.