TView from the "Top of the Hill Trail" at the North Wake Landfill District Parkhe North Wake Landfill disposed of most of Wake County’s household waste for more than 20 years until the site reached capacity and closed in 2008. As disposal operations ceased, it was apparent there was a good opportunity to turn the site into a community asset beneficial to all the areas inhabitants.

Post-Closure Use

In 2004 a group of residents and Wake County staff formed the North Wake Landfill District Park North Wake Landfill Citizens Committee as part of the post-closure planning process to seek ideas from local residents as to how the site would ultimately be used after the active landfill closed. The committee met monthly for more than a year to assist the County in the development of the North Wake Post Closure Land Use Plan (56MB .pdf).

When the landfill closed in 2008, the first phase of the multi-phase master plan started construction and in 2010, the North Wake Landfill District Park opened. Playground at the North Wake Landfill District ParkThe first phase of the land use plan also includes the development of an elementary school, and an athletic and community recreation complex on the property next to the landfill. The Abbott’s Creek Elementary School is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2015.

The second phase of the land use plan includes a dog park and an education center to name but a few proposed additions. It is expected these additions will take place as funding become available.

Convenience Center #7 located off Durant Road in RaleighSolid Waste Operations at North Wake

The Solid Waste Management Division continues to operate a Convenience Center, Multi-Material Recycling Facility and Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility adjacent to the North Wake Landfill District Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about the North Wake Landfill, please read the North Wake Landfill Frequently Asked Questions.