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COVID-19 Update:

All Wake County Solid Waste facilities are currently open and operating on regular schedules. Some material collection is limited. Any closures, changes to services and limitations will be posted here and on the County closings list.

Click here to find the nearest waste or recycling drop-off facility.


Electronics Recycling

Food Waste Recycling

Box Truck Trash Pass

Yard Waste

Curbside Recycling

Business Recycling

Closed North Wake Landfill

Landfill Gas-to-Energy

Waste Studies & Reports

Quick Reference Guide

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

We Want to Hear from You!


Wake County’s Solid Waste Division and GFL Environmental have launched a survey to collect feedback about what and how we communicate to residents about the activities and progress being made at South Wake Landfill.

We want to know more about what you want to learn – and how you want to hear about it.

We hope you’ll spend a few minutes to take the survey, linked above, and provide your input. Deadline to participate is February 15, 2021.

Thank you in advance!


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86it anti-litter campaign
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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 19 waste facilities, including a landfill, a waste transfer station, 11 residential waste and recycling convenience centers, three household hazardous waste drop-off facilities and three 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 464,000 tons of garbage, recycled 37,271 tons of materials collected at drop-off sites and generated enough energy using landfill gas to power as many as 12,000 homes off-peak.




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