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. 


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.

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.