School Recycling

What Is Feed the Bin?

Feed the Bin is a recycling collection program funded by Wake County Solid Waste Management Division. The Division provides free, weekly pickup to Wake County Public School System sites and select charter schools within Wake County. Volunteer coordinators work with students, staff and faculty to organize collection within their school. Environmental educators from the Solid Waste Division provide signage and promotional items to reinforce recycling, and offer presentations and field trips upon request. 

Recycling Data

Schools have collected over 186 tons of paper, plastic and metal during the 2020-2021 year.  

Presentations and Field Trips

Learn about virtual presentations offered by the Solid Waste Management Division.

Virtual Tour of Recycling Sorting Center

Virtual Recycling Center Tour
Virtual Tour of Sonoco Recycling
Watch this video of what happens to mixed recycling

See how materials collected from Feed the Bin schools are sorted at Sonoco Recycling.

Contact Us

Want to start or improve a recycling program at your school? Call 919-856-6432 or email [email protected].