January 19- EWaste Recycling, Paper Shredding, & Live Tree Drop Off

Have things you need to get rid of after the holidays, but want to help keep the Earth clean?
Welcome then come to the “easy, one stop” Drop Off event hosted by the City of Durham!
The City of Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department is hosting this FREE event on Saturday, January 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium (home side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr).

This event will allow residents to dispose of E-Waste by recycling, Important Documents by shredding, and live Christmas Trees to be turned into mulch/wood chips.

BELOW is a list of requirements for each item, as well as things that are accepted:

E-Waste Recycling
-Nearly all electronic devices with a cord will be accepted (computers, telephones, cell phones, etc)
- This event will NOT accept large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners or any other appliances that contain Freon in non-working condition.

Paper Shredding
-Paper may contain paper clips and staples; however, hanging file folders will not be accepted.
-Only paper should be brought for shredding.
- All paper should be loose and not in binders or other binding items made of non-paper.
-Residents may be present to observe their confidential document shredding if the amount to be shredded can fit into one 96-gallon roll cart (approximately 240 pounds of material or approximately eight small, banker boxes of material)
-CDs, DVDs, and other non-paper items are NOT accepted
- Participants with larger quantities will have items placed in boxes to be shredded off-site at Shimar Recycling’s secure facility. 

 Durham residents who can’t attend this event can still safely and conveniently recycle their old electronics at no charge at the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), located at 2115 E. Club Blvd. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon. But after February 2nd, Trees will be subjected to the usual yard waste disposal fees.

Yard Waste customers may receive curbside collection by placing their live trees at their curb on their scheduled collection day. Tree locations will be noted by the weekly collection crews and added to the next available Saturday collection day on January 12, January 26 or February 2. A tree collection will not count toward free brush collections for yard waste customers.

Non-Yard Waste customers must contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200, online at https://durhamnc.gov/1439/Durham-One-Call, or via the free smartphone app in the Apple and Google Play stores to request a curbside collection of their live Christmas tree. All service requests must be received no later than the end of business on February 1. Once received, service requests will be scheduled for the next available Saturday collection on January 12, January 26 or February 2.

Live Christmas Tree Drop-Off:
- Trees taller than six feet must be cut in half
-All decorations including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, stands, and hardware must be removed.
- Trees should not be placed in bags.

Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, and live Christmas trees.

Hope to see you there after the Holidays!!!


About the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department

The Solid Waste Management Department promotes and supports a high quality of life for the residents of Durham by providing comprehensive, responsive, environmentally-safe, efficient and cost-effective solid waste collection, recycling and disposal programs. Department services include roll-out cart collection, cart delivery and repair service, cardboard collection, yard waste collection, waste reduction and recycling, bulky item pick-up, and disposal services. The Department supports the City’s Strategic Plan by providing professional management that contributes to creating thriving, livable neighborhoods as well as an innovative and high-performing organization.