Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Routes to Change for Some


Beginning April 14th, a portion of Apex residents will have a new service day for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection.

The town's solid waste collection contractor, Waste Industries, has drawn new route maps to accommodate recent growth in town. They believe the redrawn routes will also better prepare them for future growth. This change is occuring in all Wake County towns served by the company.

Over half of Apex residences will be affected by the change. Waste Industries will be notifying these homes by postcard at the beginning of April, and with an automated phone call beginning April 11th.

Due to the changes in garbage and recycling, the Town of Apex Public Works Department (who is responsible for curbside yard waste collection) has found it necessary to redraw some yard waste collection routes. They will be notifying some customers about a change to that collection schedule. It is important that the yard waste trucks and garbage/recycling trucks try to avoid accessing the same neighborhoods on the same day, allowing for the safest and most efficient pickup possible.

Waste Industries believes the route changes will ultimately allow for better customer service. However, they do ask for your patience as drivers become accustomed to the new routes. 

See the new route list here.

If you have questions about the route changes, call the town's Customer Service line at (919) 362-8676.

Questions about changes to yard waste collection can be directed to (919) 249-3427.

Kelly Road Closure to Begin April 14th


A portion of Kelly Road (from Beaver Trail to the park entrance) will be closed from April 14 - November 15, 2014. The NCDOT project will result in a wider, straighter bridge that is higher off of the stream. Project details and detour map are here.

Apex Nature Park Now Open


Starting in April, you’ll begin to see plenty of programming out at the park. Concerts at the amphitheater, tennis clinics, disc golf demos and more are already planned! Take a look at all that the park has to offer.

Spring Shred Event - April 12th


NEW LOCATION! Apex Police Department - 205 Saunders Street

The APD encourages all residents to help prevent identity theft by bringing unwanted papers containing personal information to be shred. It is open to residents and is free of charge. No home businesses, please.

Saturday, April 12th  *  9 am—Noon (or Until Shred Truck is Full)  *  205 Saunders St

  • Only documents containing personal identifying information will be accepted (i.e. bills, bank statements, old checks)
  • Please do not bring books, magazines or newspapers and other recyclables.
  • Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.
  • Please remove all metal from hanging file folders and spiral bound notebooks.
  • Please limit the amount of items to be destroyed to 3 boxes or bags.

For more info, contact:
Sgt. Greg Towell
(919) 249-3450

Senior Health Fair - March 26th


Free Event for Seniors! Discover all of the health and wellness resources Apex and surrounding communities have to offer! Over 35 different agencies and companies will be in attendance to provide you with information on nutrition, staying active, medical providers, home health care and much more. Caregiver’s are encouraged to attend. Raffle prizes, entertainment and giveaways included.

Wednesday, March 26th  *  9 am - Noon  *  Apex Community Center (53 Hunter Street)

Changes to Water Treatment in March


During the month of March, you may notice a difference in the smell or taste of your water. That's because state and federal rules require water treatment plants to use an alternate treatment method annually. Here are the facts:

  • Water will continue to be completely safe to drink.
  • Some consumers may notice a stronger chlorine taste and odor.
  • Kidney dialysis users should be aware that the water may contain chloramines, chlorine, or a mixture during the month of March.
  • Aquarium owners should use neutralizers that work on chlorine as well as chloramines.
  • Water lines will also be flushed in March, which may cause minor discoloration of the water. During or just after the time of this flushing operation, residents are urged to check their water before washing white clothing. If the water appears discolored, try running household faucets for a few minutes to flush household lines. 

Call the Town’s Public Works Department at (919) 249-3427 with any questions or concerns.

Solid Waste & Recycling Routes Back to Normal


All solid waste and recycling collection routes are back to normal for the week of February 17th.

Due to unsafe road conditions and the early closing of disposal sites, Waste Industries was unable to complete recycling collection for some of Wednesday's customers, and all of Thursday and Friday's customers.

While they realize that the elimination of recycling collection was an inconvenience, trash collection was their priority. They will be prepared for larger amounts of recycling this week, and recommend placing a cardboard box out beside your bin with overflow materials if your bin is currently full.

Apex Council Appoints New Mayor


A former Apex Town Manager and Councilmember will serve as the next Mayor. William “Bill” Sutton was appointed by a unanimous vote to fill the unexpired term recently left vacant by former Mayor Keith Weatherly.

During a public application process, four resumes were submitted, and each was considered by the Council during a special called meeting held Monday, February 10th.

“Bill’s combination of experience leading the town’s operations, as well as serving as an elected official makes him an ideal fit to fill this term,” stated Council Member Denise Wilkie.

Sutton retired from local government in 2001 after serving for 20 years as a Town Manager, the last 9 of those in Apex. He stayed active in Apex government after retirement, serving a two-year appointment to the Planning Board, and then elected to a four-year term on the Apex Town Council from 2005-2009.

The term expires in 2015, and will be on the ballot during the November municipal election.

Sutton will be sworn in at the next regular Council meeting, to be held February 18th.