Disposal Facilities


Due to COVID-19 and social distancing mandates to ensure the safety of the public as well as employees, the City of Durham Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd., will be closed until further notice beginning at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 to all customers EXCEPT large commercial account customers and other City of Durham vehicles. Since City vehicles and large commercial account customers require minimal person-to-person interaction, they will continue to have access to the Transfer Station tipping floor.

Convenience Center drop-off services will be unavailable to all others for the following services:

  • Trash 

  • Mixed recyclables 

  • Cardboard 

  • Scrap Metal 

  • Electronics 

  • Appliances 

  • Yard Waste 

  • Tires 

  • Textiles

  • Household Hazardous Waste

Curbside residential collections for trash and recycling are NOT affected by this closure. However, Yard Waste and Bulky Item pickups have been suspended. The department will re-open its Waste Disposal & Recycling Center as soon as it is safe to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

For more information on the City’s COVID-19 response, visit https://durhamnc.gov/4013/City-Response-to-COVID-19-Coronavirus and follow @CityofDurhamNC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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.