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April 19
Public Invited to Tour South Wake Landfill Saturday to Celebrate Earth Day

Free tours will be held Saturday, April 23

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. To celebrate, Wake County Solid Waste Management Division staff is providing free tours of the South Wake Landfill on Saturday, April 23.

The tour provides participants with the opportunity to 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 turning household garbage into a renewable energy source.

The landfill tours are also part of the 2016 NC Science Festival – a multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology. The festival highlights the educational and cultural impact of science in our state.

In addition to touring the active 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, ride to the top of a closed landfill and visit a Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility. The tours take place at the South Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities, 6160 Old Smithfield Road in Apex.

Tours are offered to Wake County residents, eight years of age and older. Online registration is required, as seats are limited. Tours last approximately one hour and participants are required to ride in a multi-passenger vehicle around the approximately 700 acre facility. Learn more here about the tours.





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