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​Wake County Celebrates America Recycles Day with Recycling Event

Wake County Recycling Day Event November 18

Ever wonder what to do with your old paint or used motor oil? How about that old computer monitor collecting dust in your attic? Wake County is here to help.

In celebration of America Recycles Day, Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division will host Wake County Recycling Day this Saturday, Nov. 18, at the North Wake Recycling Facility, located at 9029 Deponie Drive in Raleigh.

Wake County residents generate an average of five pounds of trash per person, per day. With the county growing by 67 people per day, recycling is key to reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills. Wake County Recycling Day encourages residents to recycle and properly dispose of items instead of throwing them in the trash.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their household recyclables, electronics, batteries, paint, chemicals and other items to the free event for safe disposal and recycling.

Staff will be on hand to answer any recycling questions, and information will be available about the county’s food waste composting and bathroom recycling programs. Attendees who sign up for these programs will receive kitchen composting caddies and bathroom recycling bins while supplies last. 

Wake County does not accept shredded paper with regular recycling at our disposal facilities; however, paper brought to this event will be properly recycled. A paper shredding truck will be on site to destroy sensitive documents at a limit of three file boxes per household. Due to the high volume of traffic, this will be a drive-through shredding event, and residents will not be able to stop and wait for their documents to be shredded.

The North Wake Recycling Facility will be open for regular operation during the event. However, large quantities of tires and other materials will not be accepted during the event hours.

For more information and a complete list of acceptable items, visit wakegov.com/recycling.

About the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division
The Wake County Solid Waste Management Division provides waste disposal and recycling services to residents and businesses in Wake County. The division manages 17 waste facilities including a landfill, waste transfer station, residential waste and recycling convenience centers, household hazardous waste and multi-material recycling drop-off facilities. To learn more, visit wakegov.com/recycling


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