Solid Waste Management Department
Durham Updates Solid Waste Collection Schedule Due to
Monday’s Severe Weather
Today’s Collections to Focus on Garbage and Recycling Only;
Yard Waste & Bulky Services Suspended Today
DURHAM, N.C. - The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is making another collections schedule change for yard waste and bulky items customers due to today’s heavy rains and flash flooding, which has closed numerous streets throughout Durham.
Yard waste and bulky services customers not collected on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14 will not be serviced today as previously announced in order to allow crews to focus on garbage and recycling collections only.
All yard waste and bulky services customers will now start their normal weekly collections schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 18. Thursday and Friday customers missed last week will receive their regularly scheduled collections on their normal pick-up day this week.
Curbside collections are now slowly underway to collect garbage and recycling customers not collected on Thursday, September 13. As a reminder, this means that collection for all garbage and recycling customers who receive curbside services are still delayed by one business day for this entire week as follows:
- Monday garbage and recycling customers – Tuesday, September 18 collection
- Tuesday garbage and recycling customers – Wednesday, September 19 collection
- Wednesday garbage and recycling customers – Thursday, September 20 collection
- Thursday garbage and recycling customers – Friday, September 21 collection
Additionally, the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), located 2115 E. Club Boulevard, is open today and operating under normal hours.
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2018
ALL NON-TRAILER VEHICLES WILL BE SUBJECT TO FLAT RATE FEES
Per the City of Durham Fee Schedule
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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