Multi-Material Recycling Facilities

Wake County Solid Waste Management Division manages three Multi-Material Recycling Facilities for businesses and residents to drop-off recyclable items.

Service Update

All Wake County Solid Waste facilities are operating on normal schedules.

Multi-Material Recycling Facility

Acceptable Items

  • Cardboard (clean, flattened, all packing material removed)
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronics (TVs, cell phones, computers, monitors, game consoles, stereos, microwaves, any corded device)
  • Large appliances (A/C and heating units, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, water heaters)
  • Motor oil and Antifreeze (NO DRUMS, must be able to pour into collection tank)
  • Oil filters
  • Scrap metal (North and South Wake only)
  • Wood Pallets (North and South Wake only, limit of 10)


North Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility,9029 Deponie Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614. 
Open Monday - Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm

South Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility,6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539.
Open Monday - Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm

East Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility, 5051 Wendell Boulevard, Wendell NC 27591. 
Open Saturday & Sunday ONLY, 8 am to 4 pm

Additional Information


Closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (noon) and Christmas Day

Site Rules

  • Scavenging or removal of any items from Wake County Solid Waste Facilities is strictly prohibited.  
  • 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 at the facility.
  • 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

For general inquiries about waste and recycling, please call 919-856-7400.

Facility Manager: Joseph Fitzpatrick