Single Family & Duplexes
- Household trash
- Food waste
- Aluminum cans (place in your curbside recycling container)
- Large sized alkaline batteries and wet cell / lead acid batteries such as the kind found in cars, trucks, and boats.
- Debris from construction, remodeling, or demolition
- Computer equipment
- Corrugated cardboard (place in your curbside recycling container)
- Dirt, sod, rock or concrete
- Hot ashes
- Flammable materials such as:
- Oil/Oil Filters
- Mercury containing light bulbs and thermostats
- Large appliances or furniture
- Oyster shells
- Recyclable rigid plastic containers (place in your curbside recycling container)
- Toxic or hazardous waste
- Yard waste
The EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash. Orange County Solid Waste Management can help individuals, businesses, and institutions "starve the landfill and feed the soil" by composting their organic wastes including yard waste and kitchen scraps. Contact Orange County Solid Waste Management for more information at 919-968-2788.
Please follow these simple guidelines when disposing of household waste:
- Residents must place household waste in Town issued, 95-gallon roll-out containers. Containers may be purchased from the Town Hall receptionist at 301 W Main Street or you may print a Household Waste Roll-out Container Order Form (PDF)and mail along with a check or money order to:
Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
- Containers shall be placed adjacent to the street by 7:30 a.m. on collection day (but not before dark on day prior to collection) and removed from the pick-up point by 6 a.m. the day following the collection day.
- All household trash must be placed in a garbage bag and then placed inside the container.
- Place containers at the street with the lid opening toward the street.
- Do not place containers in drainage ditch or bike lane.
- Allow 3 feet of clearance between your container and any other item including the recycle container.
- To report service problems, call 919-918-7425 or email the Solid Waste Division.
Thank you for following these tips. It helps us provide better service to you. Please see the holiday schedule (PDF) for alternate day collections.
Household waste, bulk waste, yard waste, and loose leaf collection days may change during holiday weeks. Please see the 2022 Holiday Collection Schedule below for collection day changes. Recycling services are managed by Orange County Solid Waste Management. For more information, please visit Orange County Solid Waste Management.
Note: There is no bulk waste collection on the 5th Wednesday of the month, and no loose leaf or yard waste collection on the 5th Monday of the month.
2022 Holiday Collection Schedule
New Year’s Eve – Friday, December 31st – No Household Trash Collection
Friday's household waste collection is on Monday, January 3rd
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 17th - No Yard Waste Collection
Monday's yard waste collection is on Tuesday, January 18th
Good Friday - April 15th - No Household Trash Collection
Friday's household waste collection is on Monday, April 18th
Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th - No Yard Waste Collection
Monday's yard waste collection is on Tuesday, May 31st
Juneteenth - June 20th - No Yard Waste Collection
Monday's yard waste collection is on Tuesday, June 21st
Independence Day - July 4th - No Yard Waste Collection
Monday's yard waste collection is on Tuesday, July 5th
Labor Day - September 5th - No Yard Waste Collection
Monday's yard waste collection is on Tuesday, September 6th
Thanksgiving Holiday Week - November 21st - November 25th
No Yard Waste Collection - There will be no yard waste collected Thanksgiving week.
Household Waste Schedule
- Wednesday collection is on Monday, November 21st
- Thursday collection is on Tuesday, November 22nd
- Friday collection is on Wednesday, November 23rd
Christmas Holiday Week – December 19th – December 26th
No Yard Waste Collection - There will be no yard waste collected Christmas week.
Household Waste Schedule
- Wednesday collection is on Monday, December 19th
- Thursday collection is on Tuesday, December 20th
- Friday collection is on Wednesday, December 21st
Household waste carts may be purchased from Town Hall receptionist at 301 W Main Street or you may print a Roll-out Waste Container Order Form (PDF) and mail it to Town of Carrboro along with a check or money order:
Town of Carrboro, 301 W Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
Public Works will deliver the container to your residence within 2 business days of receipt of payment. Please contact Public Works at 919-918-7425 for current container pricing.
Reduce Your Waste
According to the EPA, “The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy: raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated and then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment, and save money.” To help reduce waste:
- Buy used. You can find everything from clothes to building materials at specialized reuse centers and consignment shops. Often, used items are less expensive and just as good as new.
- Look for products that use less packaging. When manufacturers make their products with less packaging, they use less raw material. This reduces waste and costs. These savings can be passed on to the consumer. Buying in bulk, for example, can reduce packaging and save money.
- Buy reusable over disposable items. Look for items that can be reused; the little things can add up. For example, you can bring your own silverware and cup to work, rather than using disposable items.
- Maintain and repair products, like clothing, tires, and appliances, so that they won't have to be thrown out and replaced as frequently.
- Borrow, rent, or share items that are used infrequently, like party decorations, tools, or furniture.