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April 16
Celebrate Earth Day with Landfill Tour

Wake County's Solid Waste Management Division is providing free tours of the South Wake Landfill facilities on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in celebration of Earth Day and as part of the 2015 NC Science Festival, a multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology. The tours take place at the South Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities, 6160 Old Smithfield Road, Apex.

Participants will learn:

  • what happens to their garbage,
  • where they can recycle additional household items too large to collect at the curb,
  • how to safely dispose of hazardous household items and
  • how Wake County is leading the State in modern waste management practices by recycling hazardous household items and turning household garbage into a renewable energy source.

In addition to touring the South Wake Landfill, participants will get to ride through a Multi-Material Recycling Drop-off Facility, a Convenience Center, a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility and a Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility.

The tours are offered to all Wake County residents who are at least 8 years old. Registration is required. Tours last approximately one hour. To learn more, visit the tours page.





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