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Wake County Landfill Tour Shows You What Happens After the Can

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Wake county’s Solid Waste Management Division will provide free landfill tours on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Wake Solid Waste Facility located at 6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539.

Participants will ride through a Convenience Center, a Household Hazardous Waste Facility, a Multi-Material Recycling Facility and a Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility. Participants will have the opportunity to learn what happens to their household garbage after it is collected from the curbside. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to learn what common household items are banned from the landfill and how Wake County is turning household garbage into a renewable power source.

The tours are open to Wake County residents, but space is limited. To register and learn more about the tours, visit surveymonkey.com/s/SouthWakePublicLandfillTours

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be Held

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A 9/11 remembrance event will be held at the Apex Service Memorial on Thursday, Sept. 11 beginning at 8:15 am. The event is hosted by the NC Division of Veterans Affairs and American Legion Post 124. (The Service Memorial is located on the corner of Saunders St. and N. Salem St in downtown Apex.)

Details at tinyurl.com/m64ftjb.

Increased Filtering to Clear Up Water Quickly

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Residents in some areas of town are currently experiencing an “earthy” odor/taste in their water. Each year around this time, our water source (Jordan Lake) begins to “turn over”, which creates minor and short-lived irregularities in our system. Not to worry though, your water is completely safe to use and consume.

The staff at the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility are working to resolve the issue with increased charcoal filtering at the lake intake and UV filtering at the plant, which should clear up any odor or taste issues in 1-2 days.

Shred Day Scheduled for September 13th

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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, September 13th  *  9 am—Noon (or Until Shred Truck is Full)  *  205 Saunders St - Parking lot across from APD

  • Only documents containing personal identifying information will be accepted (i.e. bills, bank statements, old check).
  • 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 folder and spiral bound notebooks.
  • Please limit the amount of items to be destroyed to 3 small boxes/bags.

For questions and more information, contact:

Officer Matt Hunter or Officer JT Allen
(919) 249-3469
CPO@apexnc.org

Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Delayed for Labor Day

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Waste Industries will not pickup garbage or recycling on Monday, September 1st since the Wake County Landfill is closed in observance of Labor Day.

As a result, solid waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Labor Day.

Maintenance to Close Playgrounds Temporarily

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Two Apex playgrounds will be closed temporarily to allow for placement of new sod.

  • Hunter Street Park: Closed from 8/25 - 9/5
  • Apex Nature Park: Closed from 8/27 - 9/5

Please avoid play in these areas to allow the sod to take root.

Registration Open for Apex PD Special Olympics Golf Tournament

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Come tee it up at the Crooked Creek Golf Course on September 24th to support the North Carolina Special Olympics. The Apex Police Department will be hosting it's annual golf tournament as part of our Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts.

Get your team together and come enjoy a great round! Cost is $250 for a team of four and includes breakfast and lunch, this year provided by Carabba's of Apex! Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin, as well as numerous door prizes. 

Brochure & Registration Form

For more info contact: Master Officer Jason Stone (919-387-3024)

Sewer Rehabilitation in Progress Through August

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Sewer rehabilitation work is currently underway along Laura Duncan Road, Knollwood Drive, Cone Avenue, Fairview Lane, Sunset Avenue and Hillcrest Road. This consists primarily of relining some of the older sewer lines that were determined to be in the poorest condition.  

This work may cause some minor traffic delays and inconvenience. We ask that you bear with us as we make these critical improvements/repairs to ensure reliable service to our citizens.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Gives to Those in Need

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During the summer when utility bills can be at their peak, some Apex families may struggle to afford their payment. The Town of Apex works with the Western Wake Crisis Ministry to assist those in need of help with utility bill payments.  
 

Contributions can be added to your monthly utility bill or can be made on a one-time basis. Contributions to Neighbors Helping Neighbors are tax deductible as allowed by law. 

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