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Residential Solid Waste Services Brochure (brochure in PDF format)

Residents must place trash in roll-out containers. The containers are 95 gallon capacity and may be purchased from the Town Hall receptionist at 301 W. Main Street. You may print a Roll-out Trash Container Order Form and mail along with a check or purchase in person at Town Hall. Public Works will deliver the container to your residence within 2 business days of receipt of payment.

To use the online form, follow these steps -
Step 1:
Download and print the Roll-out Trash Container Order Form.
Step 2: Mail completed form and check to Carrboro Town Hall, Attn. Roll-out Trash Container, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510.

Please follow these simple guidelines when disposing of garbage and household trash:

  • Containers shall be placed adjacent to the street by 7:30 am on collection day (but not before dark on day prior to collection) and removed from the pick-up point by 6:00 am 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.
  • Allow 3 feet of clearance between your container and any other item including the recycle container.
  • To report service problems, call 918-7425 or email the Solid Waste Division at solidwaste@townofcarrboro.org.

Thank you for following these tips. It helps us provide better service to you. Please see the holiday schedule below for alternate day collections.

What kind of trash may I put into the container?

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • Household trash and food waste

NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • Dirt, sod, rock or concrete
  • large appliances or furniture
  • hot ashes
  • flammable materials such as: oil, gas, or paint
  • debris from construction, remodeling, or demolition
  • absolutely no toxic or hazardous waste
  • yard waste
  • Batteries: large sized alkaline batteries and wet cell / lead acid batteries such as the kind found in cars, trucks, and boats
  • Corrugated Cardboard: Orange County Recycling collects corrugated cardboard as part of their curbside recycling. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed alongside other recyclables and in pieces no longer than 3 feet by 3 feet, limit 10 boxes.
  • (for yard waste see Town yard waste page / for all other items contact Orange County Solid Waste Management at 968-2788)
 
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