Wake County Solid Waste Management Division manages 11 convenience centers for Wake County residents to drop-off their recycling and trash.
Hours of Operation
- Daily from 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Closed for holidays on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (at noon) and Christmas Day
Trash Pass Requirements
In an effort to limit misuse, Wake County is requiring residents who bring their trash in a box truck, dual-axle or enclosed trailer to request a free Trash Pass prior to arrival.
The Trash Pass allows Wake County residents temporary use of the Convenience Center when using a box truck, dual-axle or enclosed trailer to dispose of their trash. Wake County residents who bring their waste in a personal vehicle, such as a car, SUV, truck, or single-axle trailer do not need a trash pass. Click here to apply for the Trash Pass or see frequently asked questions.
- Cardboard (clean, flattened, all packing material removed)
- Clothing and shoes (clean, dry and reusable. No linens.)
- Electronics (Sites 1, 4 & 11 on weekends only)
- Food waste (Sites 2, 4, 7, & 8 only)
- Garbage (household waste and bulky items under 8 feet long/wide)
- Household construction debris from homeowner only (Sites 1, 2, 4, 7, 10 & 11 only)
- Mattresses (limit 2 mattresses and 2 box springs per day per person)
- Mixed recycling (metal food & drink cans, glass bottles & jars, mixed paper, food and beverage cartons, plastic bottles, tubs, jugs & jars)
- Oyster shells
- Scrap metal (power equipment must be drained of gas & oil)
- Appliances/white goods, such as a/c units, washers/dryers, stoves, refrigerators and water heaters (accepted at Multi-Material Drop-Off Facilities)
- Automotive, such as antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters (accepted at Multi-Material Drop-Off Facilities)
- Batteries (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities)
- Boat hulls and any other over-sized items that do not fit in Convenience Center containers may be disposed of by Wake County residents at the South Wake Landfill but will be subject to posted tipping fees (South Wake Landfill fees)
- Burning or smoldering material
- Chemicals, such as acids, bases, solvents, lacquers, paint thinners, paints, fertilizers, pesticides, poisons, corrosives (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities)
- Commercial, industrial, institutional waste, waste from businesses
- Concrete, bricks, pavers
- Contractor waste (refer to Resources for Construction & Demolition facilities)
- Cooking Oil (accepted at Multi-Material Drop-Off Facilities)
- Dead animals (accepted at the South Wake Landfill), so long as they are not microbiological and/or pathological waste
- Drums, such as burn barrels containing debris are not accepted. Drums that are empty and punctured are accepted for disposal at Convenience Centers
- Electronics, any corded electronic device (accepted at Multi-Material Drop-Off Facilities)
- Flammables, such as gas, fuel, oil, kerosene (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities)
- Fluorescent light bulbs (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities)
- Hazardous waste, such as chemicals, batteries, oil-based paints, fire extinguishers, mercury thermometers (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities)
- Infectious waste, medical waste
- Liquid waste, companies capable of properly disposing of this waste can be found in online/phone book under "Hazardous Materials and Waste Contractors." If the product is not hazardous, please refer to the manufacturer's directions for proper disposal suggestions
- Motor oil (accepted at Multi-Material Drop-Off Facilities)
- Paint (accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities)
- Propane tanks (accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities). Other gas tanks refer to the manufacturer for proper disposal suggestions
- Radioactive waste, such as smoke detectors (check inside the detector for company name and address. Consult the product's manufacturer for proper disposal method or contact the North Carolina Radiation Protection Section)
- Sewage plant sludge (contact the Permits and Engineering Unit, Water Quality Section, NC Division of Environmental Quality)
- Tires (accepted at Multi-Material Drop-Off Facilities)
- Yard waste, such as grass clippings, branches, pruning’s, weeds, logs (refer to Resources for Yard Waste facilities)
- Construction waste is only accepted from Wake County homeowners only. Construction debris is NOT accepted from renters, haulers or contractors/businesses (unless Wake County homeowner is present at time of disposal).
- Wake County residents using a box truck, dual-axle or enclosed trailer to dispose of their trash at Convenience Centers will require a trash pass. Click here to apply.
- All open-body vehicles transporting waste must be secured to prevent blown and spilled debris.
- No person may loiter or rummage about the facility or remove articles from any containers. Violators will be prosecuted.
- Children & pets must remain in vehicles at all times.
Search by material and locate where to recycle or dispose of items with the drop-off locator.
Facility Manager: Grant Jones