Multi-Material Recycling Facilities

Christmas Eve Closure Notice

PLEASE NOTE: Our East Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility will be CLOSED all day on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023. 

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

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)
  • Mixed recycling (metal food & drink cans, glass bottles & jars, mixed paper & cartons, plastic bottles, tubs, jugs & jars) View pictures of acceptable items
  • Motor oil and Antifreeze (NO DRUMS, must be able to pour into collection tank)
  • Oil filters
  • Rigid plastic (North and South Wake only. 5-gallon buckets with handles removed, soda crates, plastic baskets, plastic carts remove all metal parts) View examples on this flyer.
  • Scrap metal (North and South Wake only)
  • Wood Pallets (North and South Wake only, limit of 10, must be whole pallets, no broken pallets)


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 and Christmas Day

Site Rules

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

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: Meghan Baldwin