Recycling Resources

Recycle Right at your home and business! All of the items you place in your curbside recycling don't magically disappear. They travel to the Sonoco Recycling Facility in Raleigh. Go on a virtual tour of the Facility and learn about what is and is not accepted on the Sonoco Education & Resources webpage. Hint: Don't bag your recyclables!!! 

For more information about residential and commercial solid waste services, visit our Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste page.

Go Beyond Recycling! 

Check out this Homeowner's Guide to Composting for information on how composting works, the benefits of composting, how to build/maintain a compost pile, and more!

Reduction & Recycling Information

Learn about how to join Free Recycling Programs for those hard-to-recycle items at TerraCycle

Find store drop-off locations for plastic bags, wraps, and films that can't be recycled in your curbside recycling bins at How2Recycle.

Check out the Recycling Demystified Presentation that was given at the Apex Sustainability Alliance meeting in November 2021! A huge thank you to Wake County Environmental Services, for providing this great presentation.

Waste Wizard

Search the Waste Wizard below, and instantly get proper instructions about which bin to use, or where the item can be dropped off. This feature is available below, on our Residential Recycling page, or for download on the App Store and Google Play Store.

There are other disposal options for those materials not accepted in your recycling cart! Wake County multi-material sites are a resource for residents and businesses to dispose of unwanted materials. More information below, and on the Wake County website.

  1. Electronic Waste
  2. Textiles

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has additional information on the reduction and recycling of electronic waste.

NOTE: As of July 1, 2021, electronic waste is no longer accepted at the Public Works Warehouse. We encourage you to recycle these materials at the South Wake Multi-Material Recycling facility.


Recycling Right at South Wake

6130 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539
Open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open to Wake County residents and businesses.
Learn more on their website

 The South Wake Multi-Material Recycling facility offers:

  • One trip for all waste and recycling materials.
  • A safe, secure, and efficient method of disposal.

Accepted Electronic Materials:

  • Cellphones
  • Any corded electronic device
  • Computers
  • Game Consoles
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Small appliances
  • Audio/Video players
  • Televisions (TVs)