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Chatham County’s Earth Day

April 21 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division is hosting an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 21. The annual event is open to all Chatham County residents (no decal needed) and will feature free document shredding, free “take back” of unwanted medications, compost bin sales, household hazardous waste collection, mulch sales, raffle prizes, and give-a-ways.

The Earth Day event will be at the Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility, located at 28 County Services Road, about six miles west of Pittsboro, off Highway 64. The event schedule is below. Please note the times vary for different aspects of the event.

9 AM to 1 PM:
Document Shredding
Free paper document shredding is available. Chatham residents can bring up to three boxes or bags of paper from their household.  The service provides a post-tax season opportunity for residents to safely destroy and recycle old tax records, credit card statements, and other personal documents.

Compost Bins for Sale
Enviro World backyard compost bins will be sold for $45. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.

Give-a-ways and Raffle Prizes
County staff will have free give-a-ways and are available to answer any questions you may have about solid waste and recycling services. Residents can also enter to win one of several door prizes, including a yard cart, rain barrel, compost bin, tree, garden supplies, and more.

9 AM to 3 PM:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility will accept household hazardous waste items such as cleaners, solvents, gasoline, motor oil, stains, oil-based paint, and electronics of any size from Chatham residents. No trash and no businesses. A full list is available at www.chathamnc.org/hhw<http://www.chathamnc.org/hhw>

Medication Take-Back
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a medication “take back” as a safe way for residents to dispose of unwanted medications. No needles, sharps, or liquids will be accepted.

7:30 AM to 1 PM:

Mulch Sales
The Earth Day event coincides with the county’s usual Saturday mulch sales. Mulch is $5 per scoop, which is approximately one cubic yard. County staff loads the mulch. Bring a tarp to secure the load. Cash or checks are accepted.

For additional event information, visit www.chathamnc.org/recycle<http://www.chathamnc.org/recycle>  or contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at 919-542-5516.


April 21
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Solid Waste & Recycling Main Facility
28 County Services Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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