Solid Waste Management Department

  1. Lithium-ion batteries disposal

    We are noticing an increase in the amount of lithium-ion batteries being disposed of improperly. They are a major fire hazard. You can drop them off for free at our Household Hazardous Waste center at 2115 E. Club Blvd, and some home improvement stores. Read on...
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The Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd., is open for business! We apologize but we are unable to take cash and checks at this time. We are credit cards only for the time being. Account customers will continue to be billed on their accounts as usual.

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. 


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 experiencing challenges with parked cars, as well as carts placed too close to mailboxes or other carts. Thank you.

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