Orange County will close the Eubanks Road Waste and Recycling Center at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, to begin a “significant modernization project.”

The project includes a host of renovations that are expected to take about ten months, including paving the center. Installation of low-level containers will make it easier to dispose of bulky items and new trash compactors will improve the center’s capacity and efficiency.

The county asks that citizens use the temporary waste center on Millhouse Road, less than a mile away from the Eubanks Center, during the renovations. That center will open the morning of Thursday, March 2.

The Millhouse Road facility will operate under the same hours as the Eubanks Center, but it will only offer services for the disposal of household garbage, yard waste, bulky items, scrap metal and electronics.

Those who use the Eubanks Center are advised to make use of other waste disposal services, including fully-operational centers on Ferguson Road and Walnut Grove Church Road.

The county also encourages citizens to utilize its curbside recycling program and 24-hour recycling drop-off sites.

Citizens can also take tires, large appliances or corrugated cardboard to the Orange County Landfill, and they can take batteries or automotive waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

For full information on the project, check the Eubanks Construction Sanity Guide.