Waste & Recycling

Our Solid Waste Team provides waste disposal and recycling drop-off services to residents and businesses in Wake County, along with award-winning education programs. Last year, the South Wake Landfill accepted 530,741 tons of garbage, and our Waste & Recycling facilities recycled 40,751 tons of materials!

Christmas Eve Closure Notice

PLEASE NOTE: All convenience centers, the East Wake Household Hazardous Waste Facility and the East Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility will all be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023 (Christmas Eve).

Service Updates

Convenience Center Site 3 at 266 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville is currently experiencing equipment failure. Residents who need to recycle cardboard or dispose of bulky items such as mattresses and furniture should visit these nearby facilities instead:

  • Convenience Center Site 2 at 6120 Old Smithfield Rd, Apex, 27539
  • Convenience Center Site 4, 3600 Yates Mill Pond Rd, Raleigh 27606

We are sorry for the inconvenience and will post updates here. 

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Waste & Recycling Facilities

Contact Us

Customer Support – General Information
919-856-7400 Monday - Friday
Phone Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Solid Waste Director
John Roberson, P.E.

Download a guide to all Wake County Waste and Recycling Drop-off Facilities. (en español)

Facilities Hours of Operations

All facilities are closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas Day.