Did you know that nearly one fourth of Wake County household trash consists of organic material, such as food waste, napkins and paper towels, that can be composted?

Wake County Solid Waste is piloting the first food waste drop-off program in Wake County. Residents can bring their food waste to designated drop-off locations:

  • Convenience Center #4
    3600 Yates Mill Pond Road in Raleigh [map]
  • Convenience Center #7
    9024 Deponie Drive, Raleigh [map] 
  • Convenience Center #8
    2001 Durham Road/Hwy. 98 in Wake Forest
  • Convenience Center #10
    5216 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Road in Knightdale [map]

Download the food waste recycling flyer

Accepted items include:

  • Food scraps and leftovers

  • Cooked meats

  • Eggs, dairy and baked goods

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Paper plates, paper cups and paper trays

  • Paper towels and paper napkins

  • Pizza boxes and paper cartons
  • Tea bags, coffee filters and grounds


Please, no plastics, no raw meats, no recyclables and no yard waste.