Recycling in Raleigh
Curbside, Textile Recycling and more!
residential solid waste customers can conveniently recycle unwanted
clothing, shoes, and accessories by using the bright orange bags provided by
Simple Recycling. The bags are picked up on the same day the City collects
your other recycling. Estimates are that only 15 percent of textiles are
recycled, sending 85 percent of textiles as waste to landfills.
The City of Raleigh encourages those who donate items to charity to continue doing so. The purpose of the textile recycling three-year pilot program is to provide a convenient curbside option for recycling textiles and household items.
Recycling Resources in Raleigh
Multi-Family Recycling (Apartments/Condos)
The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department will implement a new multi-family recycling program in 2018 to increase disposal options at multifamily communities. This includes replacing all of the igloos and roll out carts currently used with recycling cabinets or 8-yard dumpsters. Dumpsters will be placed in most communities to maximize efficiency of collection. Cabinets will be installed in complexes that don’t have space for dumpsters.
Complex managers will receive free educational cards and posters to share with their residents. We also offer email newsletters exclusively for managers and can provide fun activities for food truck nights and other community events. Best of all - there are no additional fees for the new and improved service!
If no recycling facilities exist at your apartment community, speak with your complex manager and ask them to contact us. While we love hearing from residents, we must speak directly with the complex manager about their interest in joining Raleigh's recycling program. Communities must be within the city limits of Raleigh.
To learn more about our multifamily improvements and how to get started, complex managers should contact our Environmental Coordinator.
Recycling Block Leaders
We always need more help in encouraging participation in our recycling programs, bringing awareness to the importance of waste reduction, teaching others how to compost at home and staffing tables at festivals and events.
Our Raleigh Recycling Block Leader group is a loose group allowing you to decide your level of time commitment. Once you sign up and join the Recycling Block Leader email distribution list you can to do as little as forward emails to your neighbors and friends, on up to making your neighborhood your own "project" and distributing information and containers we provide.
Interested? Contact our Environmental Coordinator.