Living off-campus? Before you ride out of town, stop by the Student Move-Out Reuse Rodeo!
To be held in the Hargraves Community Center parking lot on Mitchell Lane in Chapel Hill for four days Tuesday, May 7- Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. each day. Before students ride out of town, we hope they (and others!) will donate used but useful goods to these participating charities: clothing, small furniture and usable housewares in good condition to the PTA Thrift Store to support local families and schools; cell phones (and chargers if possible!) to the Compass Center for the benefit of women and families; working computers and computer accessories will be collected for job training programs, unused school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, glue sticks, rulers, book bags and back packs in good condition for the Hargraves Center “Back to School” programs; and unopened food, personal care items and clean reusable cloth bags to the Interfaith Council. Representatives from these organizations and Orange County Solid Waste Management will staff the event to share information, accept and sort materials, and take them away at the end of each collection day. Please do not bring items that are not listed here, nor should you leave items outside the collection hours. The goals of this event are to reduce move-out waste while supporting reuse in our community! Questions about move-out waste reduction? email@example.com or visit the article on our “Latest News” page!
Other donation options are listed below.
Reusable furniture and other household items in good condition can be offered for reuse at “Salvage Sheds” located at four of the Solid Waste Convenience Centers in the county (see www.co.orange.nc.us/recycling/centers.asp for a map to all site locations:
- Eubanks Rd. (1 mile west of Hwy 86/ Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill),
- Ferguson Rd. (near intersection of Old Greensboro Highway, three miles west of Carrboro), and
- High Rock Rd. (1/4 mile west of Mill Creek Rd. in Efland).
- Walnut Grove Church Rd (1/4 mile east of Hwy 86, north of Hillsborough) NOTE: THIS SITE WILL REDUCE SERVICE TEMPORARILY BEGINNING JUNE 1 for about four months.
All Solid Waste Convenience Centers have recycling collection for bottles, cans, jars, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines and corrugated cardboard. Recycle all batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, and televisions, computers, and other electronic devices there too. Eubanks Rd and Ferguson Rd Center hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 7am-6pm. Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 1-6 (Closed Wednesdays, and Thursdays) Bradshaw Quarry, Ferguson and High Rock are open Tuesday & Friday 7am – 6pm, Saturday 7am- 5pm, and Sunday 1pm – 6pm.
All metal cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars and all clean, dry paper including newspapers, phonebooks, envelopes, junk mail, class notes, and magazines in the roll carts on site at your apartment complex.
Plastic bags, cups, tubs, and bowls are not recyclable at the carts. Take clean, dry empty plastic bags to grocery stores to be recycled. Tubs, cups, bowls, crates, toys and related plastic with the number #2, #4 and #5 may be recycled at convenience centers listed above.
Clothing and household items in good condition can be donated to the PTA Thrift Shops at 103 Jones Ferry Rd., Carrboro (919) 967-1272 and at S. Elliott Road in Village Plaza next to Whole Foods, Chapel Hill (919) 942-6101, at Club Nova Thrift Shop located at 103-C West Main Street in Carrboro (919) 967-6985 and OCIM at 300 Millstone Court in Hillsborough (919) 732-6194).
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will pick up furniture and appliances that are in good condition. Appliances must work and be less than 10 years old. Call (919) 403-8668 for collection.
Donate unopened cans and boxes of non-perishable food items and unused personal care items to the Inter-Faith Council Food Pantry at 110 West Main Street in Carrboro, between 9-5 weekdays. If you need to make special arrangements for weekend dropoff, call them at 929-6380 ext. * 16. Unserved perishable food like fruits and vegetables can be brought directly to the IFC Community House Facility at 100 W. Rosemary St.
Take Styrofoam packing peanuts and bubble wrap to local packaging companies like the various UPS packaging stores throughout the County or Pack it Ship it 1202 Raleigh Road Chapel Hill, (919) 968-1181 Never leave packing materials at recycling sites.
Hazardous waste such as paints, hair spray, nail polish, bug spray, drain cleaner and any flammable, toxic or corrosive liquids should be taken to the Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) Collection at the Orange County Landfill on Eubanks Road. HHW is open Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 7:30 am to noon.
Questions? Contact Orange County Solid Waste Management at (919) 968-2788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.