In an effort to limit the use of box trucks and dual-axle trailers at Convenience Centers, Wake County is requiring residents who bring waste in box trucks or dual-axle trailers to request a Trash Pass that will allow temporary use of the Convenience Center.

If you are having difficulty completing the form below, use this link to access the form in a new window.

 

If you are having difficulty completing the form above, use this link to access the form in a new window.

The Trash Pass is available to Wake County residents only. Please allow up to two business days for the application process. Each Trash Pass allows the applicant to use a box truck or dual-axle trailer at the specified Convenience Center location for seven consecutive days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Why is the county limiting the use of box trucks and dual-axle trailers at Wake County Convenience Centers?

A - Wake County Convenience Centers are funded by a $20 per-year household recycling fee paid by residents/households, not by commercial entities. Therefore, contractors and businesses are NOT allowed to use our facilities to drop off construction debris and should instead use one of the private Commercial and Demolition (C&D) landfills in the county. Despite this, we have seen an increase in contractors and businesses using our sites to drop off construction waste. This has led to increased costs, and wait times at many of our facilities are long due to business/contractor traffic. By requiring a Trash Pass for box trucks and dual-axle trailers, we are able to restrict businesses/contractors from using our facilities.

 

Q - How is the county limiting the use of box trucks and dual-axle trailers at Wake County Convenience Centers?

A - Residents are not able to use box trucks or dual-axle trailers at Wake County Convenience Centers useless they have applied for and received a Trash Pass. Passes are issued for a specified period of time. Please note that it may take up to two business days to issue your pass, so please apply in advance.

 

Q – I’m a resident/homeowner doing renovation work on my home and have generated construction waste. I'll be using a pickup truck or single-axle trailer to bring my waste to a convenience center. Do I need a Trash Pass?

A – NO. As a resident, you can use a pickup truck or single-axle trailer at any time, without a pass, to deliver Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste to a convenience center. Please use sites 1, 2, 4, 7, 10 or 11 for C&D waste.

 

Q – I'm a resident/homeowner doing renovation work on my home and have generated a large amount of construction waste. I'll be using a box truck or a dual-axle trailer to bring my waste to a convenience center. Do I need a Trash Pass?

A – YES. Simply complete the questionnaire above or at this website. Based upon our confirmation that your work is for your residential purpose, we will issue you a seven-day pass to use a box truck or a dual-axle trailer at one of our convenience centers. Please note that it may take up to two business days to issue your pass, so please apply for your pass in advance. 

 

Q – Can I get a Trash Pass if I’m a contractor and want to bring C&D materials to a convenience center?

A – NO. As stated above, our convenience centers are solely funded via a $20/year household fee that is paid by only Wake County residents/homeowners and not by businesses. 

 

Q – Do I need a pass if I am a contractor and will be using a pickup truck or single-axle trailer to bring my C&D waste to a convenience center?

A – Contractors are NOT allowed to use our convenience centers REGARDLESS of the type of vehicle(s) they are using. 

 

Q – I am a contractor and need a place to dispose of my C&D materials. Where can I go?

A – There are four open and operating privately-owned C&D landfills in Wake County. There are also several transfer stations located across the county. Follow this link to find the location of the nearest facility. Please call to confirm operating days and hours. Please note that there will be a fee to dispose of these materials on a per-ton basis at a private facility.

 

Q – Similar to the question above, I am a contractor but in my case the waste I’m wanting to get rid of is more than just C&D materials, such as regular trash.  Where can I go?

A – You would be able to use the South Wake Landfill to dispose of these materials.  Note there is a fee to dispose of these materials on a per ton basis.

 

Q – What if I’m a resident and didn’t realize that the trash pass was needed and I can’t wait two business days for my pass?

A – For C&D materials, you always have the option of using one of the privately-owned and operated C&D landfills or transfer stations. Follow this link to find the location of the nearest facility. Please call to confirm operating days and hours. If you have trash or mixed waste, then the load will have to come to the South Wake Landfill to dispose of these materials. Please note that there will be a fee to dispose of these materials on a per-ton basis at either a private facility or the South Wake Landfill.

 

Q - Why not use some type of sticker, or a pay-as-you-throw program to minimize use by commercial entities?

A – We evaluated numerous options for minimizing the impact of commercial abuse at our convenience centers. Ultimately, the cost to implement a sticker program to almost 400,000 households per year and/or the inconvenience to establish some type of paid system were considered unfavorable compared to simply eliminating the use of box trucks and dual-axle trailers.

 

Q – Can I get a pass for longer than seven days?

A – No. You will need to apply for another pass for any time period longer than seven days. We apologize for this inconvenience, but this is another way to minimize commercial abuse of the system.

 

For more information about the Trash Pass, please contact Joe Fitzpatrick or call 919-856-6431.