Celebrate Earth Day 2017 all month long! 

In honor of Earth Day, held every April 22nd, Wake County Solid Waste will be celebrating our commitment to protecting the environment and public health by hosting several FREE public events, all month long.

Litter Clean-up Event on 4/1/2017

86it litter cleanup.JPGKicking-off with a litter clean-up event on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. until noon. 86it, Wake County's anti-litter campaign is hosting a litter pick-up event in southeast Raleigh. Litter kits will be provided to volunteers of all ages. Teams of volunteers will be transported out to some of the worst affected roads in the County to pick up litter.

In addition to helping beautify the neighborhood and preventing litter from getting into harming local wildlife, volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt and be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card for taking part. Light refreshments will be provided. Student community service hours are also available.

Volunteers MUST register to take part in the littler clean up event. For more information or to register contact Chelsea Arey, event coordinator, via email or call 919-856-6776.

Check out a litter kit all month long

Throughout the month of April, volunteers and groups that check out an 86it litter kit and conduct a clean-up will also be entered into the contest to win a $100 Visa gift card. Checking out a litter kit is quick and easy – we’ll even bring it to you! Kits include the supplies you need to clean up litter, and volunteers can pick a time and place to conduct a sweep that is convenient for them. Help do some spring cleaning in your neighborhood this April. Contact Chelsea Arey to check out a kit via email, call 919-856-6776 or fill out the online request.

Recycling Center Tours on 4/8/2017

Reycling-Tour-HS-Photo-2.jpgOn Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. Wake County Solid Waste staff in collaboration with Sonoco Recycling will be providing tours of the Sonoco Recycling facility in Raleigh.

In addition to touring the facility and learning how the materials are sorted, attendees will also learn why it's so important to recycle right and the impact their household can have on improving the local economy.

Attendees MUST be 18 or older. Registration is required. Space is limited. For more information or to register contact Heather Cashwell, event coordinator, via email or call 919-856-6432.

Composting Event on 4/22/2017

compost_methods_food_scraps.jpgOn Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. North Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities in North Raleigh will host a family-friendly composting event to help residents learn how they can put their food and yard waste to better use.

Residents will be able to learn about and sign up to take part in a FREE food waste drop-off recycling program (and receive a FREE kitchen waste caddy while supplies last), they can watch a backyard composting demonstration to learn the basics of composting at home, and they can visit the vermicomposting booth to make some new wiggly friends and learn all about composting with worms and register for the chance to win a worm farm!

Residents attending the event can also pick-up their pre-ordered Earth Machine Compost Bin, which are on sale now for the month of March ONLY, for just $50.

For more information about the compost event contact Sara Davarbakhsh, event coordinator, via email or call 919-856-7412.