Convenience Centers are trash and recycling drop-off stations open to Wake County residents.

  • Some material collection is limited. Collection of construction waste will be delayed to prioritize garbage collection. Residents are strongly advised to bring construction waste Tuesday through Friday or consider paying to dump at a private construction landfill
  • Please practice social distancing and maintain six feet of space from other customers and site attendants. 
  • Please be patient! An increased volume of waste from spring cleaning, along with social distancing and cleaning of equipment, has increased delays at facilities.
Operations Hours:
  • 7 days a week from 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas Day
  • Site 1:10505 Old Stage Road, Raleigh [map]
  • Site 2: 6120 Old Smithfield Road, Apex [map] 
  • Site 3: 266 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville [map] 
  • Site 4: 3600 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh [map] 
  • Site 5: 8401 Battle Bridge Road, Raleigh [map]
  • Site 6: 3913 Lillie Liles Road, Wake Forest [map] 
  • Site 7: 9024 Deponie Drive, Raleigh [map] 
  • Site 8: 2001 Durham Road/Hwy. 98, Wake Forest [map]
  • Site 9: 3337 New Hill-Holleman Road, New Hill [map]
  • Site 10: 5216 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Road, Knightdale [map] 
  • Site 11: 5051 Wendell Blvd./Business 64, Wendell [map]
Acceptable items:
cardboard1.jpg Cardboard​ ​corrugated cardboard
commingled.png Clothing ​ ​clothing, shoes, books

Construction Waste
(Sites 1, 2, 4, 7, 10 & 11)

​wood, drywall, shingles, carpet


View private construction waste disposal sites

​Food Waste
(sites 2, 4, 7, & 8 only)

​food scraps, cooked meats, dairy, coffee grounds, tea bags, paper napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes
trash_bag.jpg Garbage ​household trash, bulky waste (under 8 feet long/wide), furniture, mattresses (limit 2)
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​Mixed Recycling (Aluminum, Glass, Paper, Plastic)
aluminum foil and trays, cartons, glass bottles & jars, magazines, newspapers, paper boxes, phone books, metal cans, plastic bottles, tubs, jugs and jars (caps ok)
Oyster Shells
metals.jpg ​Scrap Metal bicycles, buckets, frames, mixed metals, pipes, sinks, push mowers and other small engine equipment (oil and gas removed)


Unacceptable items:
  • Concrete
  • Commercial, industrial and institutional waste
  • Burning or smoldering material
  • White goods – Such as washers/dryers, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters and air conditioners – accepted at no charge for recycling at either Multi-Material Drop-Off Facility.
  • Lead-acid batteries – Accepted at no charge for recycling at either Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
  • Scrap tires – Accepted at either Multi-Material Drop-Off Facility.
  • Yard waste 
  • Stumps/logs
  • Household hazardous waste – Such as pesticides/herbicides, chemicals and poisons – accepted at both Household Hazardous Waste Facilities.
  • Infectious waste/untreated, regulated medical waste – Cannot, by law, be disposed in Sanitary Landfills.
  • Radioactive waste – Cannot, by law, be disposed in Sanitary Landfills. Consult the product's manufacturer for proper disposal suggestions or contact the North Carolina Radiation Protection Section at 919-814-2250. Smoke detectors, which have a small amount of radioactive material, should be returned to the manufacturer for proper disposal. (Check inside the detector for company name and address.)
  • Liquid waste – Companies capable of properly disposing of this waste can be found in the online or in the phone book under "Hazardous Materials and Waste Contractors." If the product is not hazardous, please refer to the manufacturer's directions for proper disposal suggestions.
  • Used motor oil – Accepted at no charge for recycling at either Multi-Material Drop-Off Facility
  • Sewage plant sludge – This is not accepted for disposal. Contact the Permits and Engineering Unit, Water Quality Section, NC Division of Environmental Quality at 919-733-5083.
  • Drums – Drums that have been punctured so as to contain no free liquid are accepted for disposal at the Convenience Centers, Landfill or Transfer Station. Burn barrels containing debris are not accepted.
  • Tanks – Refer to the manufacturer of fuel or gas tanks for proper disposal suggestions. Propane tanks are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities.
  • Dead animals – Accepted only at the South Wake Landfill so long as they are not microbiological and/or pathological waste.
Please note that:
  • All open-body vehicles transporting waste must be secured to prevent blown and spilled debris.
  • No person may loiter or rummage about the facility or remove articles from any containers. Violators will be prosecuted.
  • Children & pets must remain in vehicles at all times.
Have questions or need more information? Contact Grant Jones or call 919-856-7400.