Household hazardous materials cannot be disposed in the landfill because of their caustic properties and potential for environmental contamination. The County has established a collection program where residents can drop off these materials for proper disposal by a certified Household Hazardous Waste contractor.
Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., for Wake County residents only
Closed Sundays, New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas Day
- North Wake: 9037 Deponie Drive, Raleigh [map] This facility is currently under construction and may experience service delays.
- South Wake: 6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex [map]
- Fire extinguishers (dry chemical)
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Fuel oil/lighter fluid/kerosene
- Household cleaners/chemicals
- Mercury thermometers
- Photographic chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Solvents/thinners/wood preservatives
- Commercially generated waste
- Explosives/shock-sensitive items
- Hypodermic needles/syringes
- Medical waste
- Radioactive materials
- Smoke detectors
- Unknown materials
Have questions or need more information? Contact Lowell Shaw or call 919-856-7400.