Wake County is joining thousands of organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, every Nov. 15th, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. map-02.png

The annual Wake County Recycling Day event will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the North Wake Multi-Material Recycling Facility, located at 9029 Deponie Drive in Raleigh (map). The event is FREE and open to all Wake County residents. 

There will be paper shredding, electronics recycling, household hazardous waste recycling, and household recycling. There will also be education and outreach activities going on. Staff will be handing out recycling guides to residents. There will also be the opportunity to sign-up for our Bathroom Recycling Initiative and receive a FREE recycling bin for your bathroom and our Food Waste Recycling Program and receive a FREE kitchen caddy for your food waste (while supplies last). 

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We will have shredding trucks on-site to provide residents with the opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft by disposing of confidential documents in an environmentally responsible way. Here are some useful tips to help you navigate the shredding lane faster:

  • Three (3) box/bag limit per household
  • Documents that should be shredded contain personally identifiable information, such as;
    • Social security numbers
    • Dates of birth
    • Driver license numbers
    • Bank account numbers 
    • Debit and credit card numbers etc...
  • Documents that typically do not need to be shredded include;
    • Utility bills
    • Most junk mail, except pre-approved credit card offers
    • Cash register receipts
  • For more guidance on what documents should or should not be shredded click here  

Please Note: Due to traffic volume, paper shredding will be drive-through only .

Bring us your old, broken and unwanted electronics for recycling, including any household item with a cord or plug, such as:

  • Televisions, DVRs, video players
  • Computers, laptops, keyboards, printers
  • Microwaves, toaster ovens, toasters, kettles, food processors
  • Lamps, vacuum cleaners
  • Cameras, calculators, GPS, MP3 players
  • Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, VHS cassette tapes

Please Note: Hard drives should be wiped before drop-off.

Many common household items are labeled toxic, flammable, corrosive etc... and should not be placed in your household garbage. Bring us your household hazardous waste items for recycling and safe disposal, items such as: 

  • Paints, varnishes, stains (10-can limit on latex paint)
  • Pesticides, herbicides
  • Propane tanks
  • Batteries
  • Fire extinguishers (dry chemical)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene
  • Mercury thermometers
Please Note: We do not accept ammunition, smoke detectors or needles. For more guidelines click here.

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Wake County waste facilities accept a lot more items for recycling than you can leave out at the curb, including items such as;

  • Clothes, shoes, books
  • Children's toys, car seats, strollers
  • Appliances
  • Scrap metal
  • Cooking oil
  • Wooden pallets
  • Large rigid plastics etc...

For the full list of what you can bring to our sites for recycling click here.