Find Trash & Recycling

Find information below on recycling and disposal of solid waste.

Recycling & Waste Disposal Facilities

Convenience Centers

Wake County Solid Waste Management Division manages 11 convenience centers for Wake County residents to drop-off their recycling and trash. Select a location below for details and accepted items.

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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.

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Household Hazardous Waste Facilities

Wake County Solid Waste Management Division manages three household hazardous waste facilities for residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste items. Some common household items can contain hazardous materials that should not be disposed of in household garbage due to their potentially harmful properties. 

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Drop-Off Locator Tool

Residents and businesses can use the Drop-Off Locator Tool to locate where to recycle or dispose materials. Choose the material you wish to recycle or dispose from the drop-down menu and enter your zip code or address. The tool will map and list the facilities in your area that accept your material and list the hours of operation.

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Outreach & Education

The Outreach & Education team provides an array of educational experiences to encourage waste reduction, recycling and environmental stewardship in the community. We provide facility tours, conduct community presentations, coordinate recycling and litter cleanup events, host informational booth at events, provide environmental education in the schools and more.

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