Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hillsborough and Orange County's office/garbage schedule for New Year's

Town of Hillsborough offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, to observe New Year’s Day.
Residential garbage normally scheduled for collection on Monday will be collected the following day, Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Residents should place rollout carts at the curb between 7 p.m. the day before and 6 a.m. the day of collection.
The 2012 Residential Curbside Collections Calendar was mailed to Hillsborough residents in the fall. The schedule also is available on the home page and Public Works Department page of the town website.
The Orange County Landfill and all associated services—such as mulch sales and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection—will maintain their normal schedule.

Orange County solid waste convenience centers will be closed Sunday, Jan. 1. The Orange County Solid Waste Management administrative office will be closed Monday, Jan. 2.
Ten corrugated cardboard boxes at a time may be recycled at the curb. Boxes must be empty, flattened and no larger than 3-feet-by-3-feet. Larger amounts of cardboard should be taken to drop-off sites or held until your next recycling collection day.
Residents may recycle any day of the week, any time of day, at one of the county’s 24-hour recycling drop-off sites. Hillsborough’s site is located off N.C. 86 in the Hampton Pointe shopping center behind The Home Depot. Other sites in the county are:
• Carrboro Plaza, behind the ABC store in Carrboro
• Cedar Falls Park, off Weaver Dairy Road in Chapel Hill
• Meadowmont, behind the Harris Teeter in Chapel Hill
• University Mall, off Estes Drive and behind the Texaco gas station in Chapel Hill
Be sure to properly sort items into the labeled containers and to remove plastic bags and Styrofoam packaging. If the site is overflowing during this busy time of year, please do not leave your recycling on the ground. Take the recyclables to another drop-off site or wait a couple of days.

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