Disposal Facilities

  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's Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center is located at 2115 East Club Blvd in Durham, North Carolina.  It is open Monday-Friday from 7:30a.m.- 4:00p.m. and Saturday from 7:30a.m - noon. Customers must be inside the gate at least 15 minutes before closing.   

In keeping with the City of Durham’s Covid-19 safety protocols, masks are no longer required while being outside. However, customers and staff should still maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.

We are not currently taking cash, so payments can be made by credit or debit card or through current, verified disposal accounts.  Commercial customers can apply for a disposal account, which can reduce time for scale transactions, by asking the scalehouse operators for an account application.

Customers can also reduce crowding and their wait times by avoiding times of peak use which are 7:30a.m. to 9:00a.m. and 11:00a.m. -1:30p.m., each weekday. Weekdays tend to be less busy than Saturdays.

Customers should bring the help they need for unloading.  Staff is not available or required to help unload. Staff will assist in directing customers to the proper disposal/recycling areas, and control traffic.

The “Swap Shop” is closed until further notice.

The City of Durham operates two drop-off facilities for residents to safely dispose of recyclables, electronics, appliances, household hazardous waste and trash. These facilities are open to all City of Durham and Durham County residents. Commercial users may use the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center; however, the Hazardous Household Waste facility does not accept materials from commercial users.