NACo Achievement Award winnerHousehold 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.
Operational Hours:
  • 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]
  • South Wake: 6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex [map]
Accepted Items:
  • Acids/bases
  • Batteries
  • Fire extinguishers (dry chemical)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Fuel oil/lighter fluid/kerosene
  • Household cleaners/chemicals
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Paints/lacquers/polishes
  • Pesticides/herbicides/poisons
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Solvents/thinners/wood preservatives
Unacceptable Items:
  • Ammunition
  • Commercially generated waste
  • Explosives/shock-sensitive items
  • Hypodermic needles/syringes
  • Medical waste
  • Radioactive materials
  • Smoke detectors
  • Trash/recyclables
  • Unknown materials
Have questions or need more information? Contact Meghan Baldwin or call 919-856-7400.