South Wake Landfill

An aerial photo of the South Wake Landfill.

Located where Holly Springs meets Apex, the South Wake Landfill takes in the garbage collected from Wake County's businesses and 1.1 million residents. The landfill typically accepts waste only from licensed haulers via credit accounts. However, residents and businesses can bring waste on a limited basis and pay by cash, check or credit card (up to $200). All waste must originate from within Wake County. 

For residents, the location features a convenience center, household hazardous waste facility and multi-material recycling facility.

6300 Old Smithfield Road
Apex, NC 27539

  • Open: Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Closed: Sundays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at 1 p.m.) and Christmas Day

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

Facility Manager: Roy Baldwin