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Disposal Ban: Orange County, North Carolina, USA

Orange County, North Carolina

Orange County banned corrugated cardboard and certain construction and demolition materials from landfills. The ban applies to non-residential waste generators and residential cardboard.

Action(s) Taken

  • Disposal bans

Who's Affected

  • Households
  • Businesses
  • Apartments



Year Enacted



Orange County, NC enacted a Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance banning corrugated cardboard from landfills. Clean wood and scrap metal coming from construction projects were also banned. This initially applied to non-residential waste generators, but a ban on residential cardboard waste was added in 2009.

Residents can recycle corrugated cardboard curbside, or use the county’s 24-hour recycling drop-off stations or Solid Waste Convenience Centers for larger loads. Businesses with fewer than 50 boxes can take them to the 24-hour recycling drop-off stations, or they can take larger amounts to the landfill to be recycled at no cost.

As of July 2013 the landfill is closed to municipal solid waste, but remains open to collect construction and demolition waste.


Three Year Update of Orange County’s Solid Waste Plan

More Information

Orange County Regulated Recyclable Material Ordinance

Orange County Solid Waste Management Department

Orange County Landfill

Orange County Solid Waste Convenience Centers

abc 11 News Report: “Town fined for cardboard in trash

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