South Wake Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Open Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Open to Wake County residents only.

South Wake Household Hazardous Waste Facility

South Wake: 6150 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539.

Acceptable Items

old batteries


Non-rechargeable; alkaline, household batteries such as AA, AAA, 9-volt, button cell. Lead Acid; vehicle, boat, motorcycle. Rechargeable; lithium-ion, cell phones, devices, power tools, toys, 12-volt. TAPE TERMINALS of lithium batteries.



Acids, ammonia, bases, bleach, chlorine, corrosive cleaners, degreasers, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, engine cleaners and degreasers, photographic chemicals, pool and spa chemicals, poisons, solvents, weed killers.

Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers

Dry chemical.



Gasoline, fuel oil, kerosene, lighter fluid, mineral spirits, paint thinners and diesel fuel. 

CFLs, Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

CFLs; bring bulbs in box. Fluorescent tubes; 12 limit, bring in box.

Mercury Thermometer, Thermostat

Mercury Thermometers

Mercury thermometers, Mercury switches from thermostats.

Old Paint Cans


Oil-based paints, lacquers, varnishes, polishers, finishes, spray paints, stains, solvents. Latex paint (10 gallon latex paint limit, consolidate cans if more than 10 gallons. Rusted or dried out paint cans should be disposed of in regular trash)

Propane Tanks

Propane Tanks

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