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Waste & Recycling

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Chris H. Smith

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Wake County’s Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) provides waste disposal and recycling services to residents and businesses in Wake County. The SWMD manages 17 waste facilities, including a landfill, a waste transfer station, 11 residential waste and recycling convenience centers, two household hazardous waste drop-off facilities and two multi-material recycling drop-off facilities. The SWMD also provides an array of outreach and education programs, including two national award-winning programs: the Feed the Bin school recycling program and 86it Anti-Litter Campaign. Last year the SWMD landfilled over 400,000 tons of garbage, recycled 30,000 tons of materials collected at Convenience Centers and generated enough energy using landfill gas to power as many as 8,000 homes. 


Electronics Recycling

Food Waste Recycling

Yard Waste

Curbside Recycling

Business Recycling

Closed North Wake Landfill

Landfill Gas-to-Energy

Waste Studies & Reports

Quick Reference Guide

convenience centers
multi-material recycling facilitieshousehold hazardous waste facilitiessouth wake landfilllandfill gas-to-energy facility

find a drop off facility
waste hauler licensing information
grant funding opportunities
solid waste ordinance
hours of operation

86it anti-litter campaign
feed the bin school recycling program
tour the south wake landfillcommunity outreach
comprehensive guide to solid waste management



Phone: 919-856-7400
Solid Waste Director:
John Roberson, P.E.

NOTICE: The North Wake Solid Waste Facilities are currently under construction. Service delays may occur at the North Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility and Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

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