Convenience Centers

Wake County Solid Waste Management Division manages 11 convenience centers for Wake County residents to drop-off their recycling and trash.

Convenience Center

Hours of Operation

  • Daily from 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Closed for holidays on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas Day

Box Truck, Dual-Axle and Enclosed Trailer Requirements

In an effort to limit misuse, Wake County is requiring residents who bring their waste in a box truck, dual-axle or enclosed trailer to request a free Trash Pass prior to arrival. 

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The Trash Pass allows Wake County residents temporary use of the Convenience Center when using a box truck, dual-axle or enclosed trailer to dispose of their trash. Wake County residents who bring their waste in a personal vehicle, such as a car, SUV, truck, or single-axle trailer do not need a trash pass. Click here to apply for the Trash Pass or see frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Acceptable Items

  • Cardboard (clean, flattened, all packing material removed)
  • Clothing and shoes (clean, dry and reusable. No linens.)
  • Electronics (Sites 1, 4 & 11 on weekends only)
  • Food waste (Sites 2, 4, 7, & 8 only)
  • Garbage (household waste and bulky items under 8 feet long/wide)
  • Household construction debris from homeowner only (Sites 1, 2, 4, 7, 10 & 11 only)
  • Mattresses (limit 2 mattresses and 2 box springs per day per person)
  • Mixed recycling (metal food & drink cans, glass bottles & jars, mixed paper, food and beverage cartons, plastic bottles, tubs, jugs & jars)
  • Oyster shells
  • Scrap metal (power equipment must be drained of gas & oil)

Unacceptable Items

Site Rules

  • Construction waste is only accepted from Wake County homeowners only. Construction debris is NOT accepted from renters, haulers or contractors/businesses (unless Wake County homeowner is present at time of disposal).
  • Wake County residents using a box truck, dual-axle or enclosed trailer to dispose of their trash at Convenience Centers will require a trash pass. Click here to apply.
  • Waste from income properties is not accepted at Convenience Centers.
  • No exchange of materials allowed on site.
  • All open-body vehicles transporting waste must be secured to prevent blown and spilled debris.
  • No person may loiter or rummage about the facility or remove articles from any containers. Violators will be prosecuted.
  • Children & pets must remain in vehicles at all times.

Drop-off Locator

Search by material and locate where to recycle or dispose of items with the drop-off locator.

Contact Us

Facility Manager: Grant Jones