Don't Waste Durham creates solutions that prevent trash.

With Durham’s unique landfill issues, the time to take action is now.


Watch our 60-second to learn where Durham’s trash goes!

Transforming Durham and inspiring the world, and WE ARE DON’T WASTE DURHAM!

OOur Team

proud to be straw-free!

You've probably heard that many people have pledged to #skipthestraw. You can join them but still sip your smoothie with this stainless steel straw! Now you just have to practice saying, "No straw, please!" whenever you order a drink. Refuse. Reduce. Reuse.


Thank you to one of our wonderful local sponsors, Weaving Water. They are a collaborative neighborhood in north Durham built on the foundation of multi-generational community and connection with the natural world. They share many of the same values as Don’t Waste Durham, especially when it comes to how we treat our Earth. We are very grateful to have them as an ally to the environment. Learn more at