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Drop Off Recycling Centers

Last Modified: April 30, 2013
All materials except corrugated cardboard can be mixed together.
All materials except corrugated cardboard can be mixed together.
 
Recycling drop off centers can be used by residents for excess materials and by small businesses.
Recycling drop off centers can be used by residents for excess materials and by small businesses.
 
Toner and ink jet cartridges and cell phones are also collected at most recycling drop off centers.
Toner and ink jet cartridges and cell phones are also collected at most recycling drop off centers.
 

With the cooperation of local property owners and several city departments, the Solid Waste Services Department provides recycling drop off centers at various locations throughout the city. These centers, which are for the use of Raleigh residents and small businesses, only accept recyclable materials. Garbage and trash may be taken to one of Wake County's Convenience Centers. Yard waste may be taken to the city's Yard Waste Center.

Businesses, church, group, or property owners interested in hosting a drop off center may contact Raleigh Raleigh at 919-996-6890 to discuss hosting options.

Aluminum cans and plastic bottles (except motor oil and pesticide bottles) are banned from disposal in all NC landfills. Corrugated cardboard is subject to Wake County fines if disposed of in the Wake County landfill. Please Recycle!

Do not leave any garbage, trash or yard waste at the Drop off Centers
These items can potentially contaminate the recyclable materials. Additionally the disposal of unauthorized items adds considerable expense to the program and puts the recycling drop off center at risk of being dropped from the program.

Please select the locations below to see drop-off center location hours, items that may be dropped off and a map of the location.

2405 Wade Avenue - 27607

Jaycee Park
Located near the softball fields.

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week

Accepts: recyclable materials

900 N. New Hope Road - 27610

Raleigh Yard Waste Center

Hours: Monday - Saturday 7 am - 3:30 pm

Accepts: yard waste, recyclable materials, electronics

400 W. Peace Street - 27603

City of Raleigh Public Works
Located behind the building

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am - 4 pm

Accepts: recyclable materials, electronics

2420 Raleigh Boulevard - 27604

Habitat Wake ReStore

Hours: M-F 7am - 6 pm; Sat 8 am - 4 pm

Accepts: recyclable materials

8101 Glenwood Avenue - 27612

Eatman's Carpets

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Accepts: recyclable materials

Recyclable Materials

  • White and colored paper (avoid bright colors and neons please)
  • Newspapers and all inserts
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Paperboard and SBS board (i.e. cake, cracker, cereal boxes)*
  • Corrugated cardboard - must be flattened, broken down with packing removed and discarded
  • Telephone books
  • Spiral paper cans (such as Pringle, Pillsbury)
  • Gable top containers (such as milk or laundry softener cartons, remove caps and discard)
  • Aseptic boxes (drink boxes, remove straw)
  • All #1 through #5 and #7 plastic containers (NO #6 plastics, bags, lids/caps or film)
  • Plastic beverage rings (soft, not rigid type, do not have to cut rings)
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil and trays (must be clean)
  • Glass food and beverage containers (remove metal lids)
  • Steel and bimetal food cans

*Boxes with food residue, wax coatings or foil are NOT accepted.

Please do not bag materials, they should be deposited loose in the containers provided.

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