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. 

Important Reminder

Please remember to place your cart at least 3 feet from any obstructions to ensure safe collection. With more people working from home, our crews are having challenges with parked cars, and placing carts too close to mailboxes and other carts continues to be an issue. Thank you.

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.

Download the Durham Rollout App

Download the Durham Rollout App 

Never miss your collection day with the free Durham Rollout app. View your garbage and recycling schedule, receive collection notifications, and search the waste database all within our five-star app.