The Town of Wendell contracts with Waste Industries to dispose of solid waste inside the corporate limits of Wendell. The solid waste fee is billed on the utility statement. Waste Industries is located in Garner at 3741 Conquest Drive, (919) 662-7100.
Waste pick-up in Wendell is split between two days. Residents who live ON AND/OR SOUTH of Third Street in Wendell will have their trash and recycling picked up on MONDAY of every week. Residents who live NORTH of Third Street will have their trash and recycling picked up on TUESDAY of every week.
To receive solid waste service, all containers should be placed at curbside after 7:00 PM on Sunday for Monday pick-up and Monday after 7:00 PM for Tuesday pick-up. However, for scenic and health reasons, containers cannot be placed at curbside earlier than 7:00 PM the day before pick-up and should not be left at curbside later than 7:00 PM the day of pick-up. If your cart is at curbside as above and your garbage is missed, call the Town Office at 919-365-4450 before 4:00 p.m. on your pick-up day and we will call Waste Industries to get it picked up the next day.
In addition to the rollout containers, Waste Industries will collect up to four (4) cubic yards of additional solid waste (a small truck load). Only materials accepted by the landfill may make up the additional four (4) cubic yards of waste.
The following items are acceptable for recycling in the rollout recycling containers in the Town of Wendell:
o Make sure you take them out of plastic bags or sleeves. The sleeves can be recycled at the grocery store but will contaminate a load of comingled recyclables.
· Paper and junk mail
o Go through junk mail and discard any stickers or product samples but the rest of the mail and the envelope it came in can be recycled.
o Make sure to remove paper clips but staples can be left in.
o Shredded paper can be recycled. Make sure to place it in a paper bag and seal the bag.
o No plastic bags, checkbooks, carbon paper or papers with adhesive backing.
· Telephone books
o Remove from their plastic bags. Recycle the plastic bag at the grocery store.
· Magazines and Catalogs
o Again, make sure to take them out of the plastic bag
- Remove all packing material and break the boxes down until they are completely flat. Cereal Boxes
- Shoe Boxes
- Again it helps if these can be broken down flat and it also saves space in your container for more recyclables.
- Green, Brown, & Clear Glass
- Food jars, wine and beer bottles and items like that.
- Gable-Top Cartons like Milk Cartons
- Aluminum Beverage Cans
- Aluminum , Steel & Tin Food Cans
- Aluminum Foils
- Empty Aerosol Cans
- Plastics #1-7
- Rigid Plastics (Buckets, Plastic toys, etc). Mixed rigid plastics must be under 2 feet in length, and under 40 pounds.
· Plastic beverage rings
o These are ok as long as they are the soft kind. The new harder kind of rings are not recyclable.
Maybe just as important as what CAN be recycled is what CANNOT be recycled. Please DO NOT put the following items in the curbside recycling containers:
· Bagging material like your plastic grocery bags. You can take those back to the grocery store for recycling. (News print can be placed in a brown paper bag)
· window or auto glass,
· light bulbs,
· antifreeze containers,
· plastic bags,
· coat hangers,
· paint cans, or any household items (such as toasters, cooking pots or pans, etc.)
· Hard cover books
· Plastic clam shells,
· PVC pipe/tubing,
· vinyl siding,
· plastic medical waste, and plastics that have come into contact with petroleum products and/or hazardous waste.
Also items not eligible for curbside recycling might be eligible for recycling at one of the Wake County Convenience Centers, including the one on Wendell Boulevard between Wendell and Zebulon. Visit www.wakegov.com
for a list of these items.
Other Unacceptable Material
White Goods such as washers/dryers, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, and air conditioners are accepted free of charge for recycling at the North Wake Landfill off of Durant Road in Raleigh. Commercial/ Industrial/Institutional solid waste may be disposed of at the North Wake Landfill. Disposal costs are based on the County’s landfill tipping fee. Scrap tires are also accepted at the North Wake Landfill. For more than five tires, no fee will be assessed so long as you have a North Carolina Scrap Tire Identification Form. If you do not have a form a $50.00 per ton fee will be assessed.
The Town of Wendell will pickup residential yard waste. Yard waste should not be placed into the rollout containers because it will not be picked up by Waste Industries. Yard waste is a vegetative matter containing leaves, grass, limbs, trimmings, etc. and does not include the collection of land clearing debris. Residential yard waste is collected on a weekly or biweekly schedule, depending on the season of the year. The town will not collect or dispose of construction rubbish left by the builders.
Yard and leaf waste shall be kept separate from any other solid waste material and should not be placed in bags. Yard and leaf waste must be kept separate from trash, broken glass, rocks, cans, or other debris that might damage equipment. Tree and limb material must also be separated before pick-up. The limbs and logs shall be no larger than 6" in diameter.
Place all items behind the curb and where no curb exists, place the material between the roadside and the front property line. The limbs should be placed where the cut ends face the street.
If a resident is going to be placing a large amount of debris at curbside, please call the Town Office prior to placing the debris at curbside, to verify any extra costs that might have to be assessed due to extra machinery or manpower that might be needed.
Wake County Convenience Center #11
Is located at 5051 Wendell Boulevard between Zebulon and Wendell. This location accepts the same items as Waste Industries. It also accepts large bulky items (mattresses, bicycles, etc.), scrap metal recycling and corrugated cardboard. As of October 1, 2009, appliances, tires, batteries, motor oil and/or other hazardous waste are accepted at this site.
Items Picked up by The Town of Wendell
Appliances, Used Mattresses, Old Furniture, Window Air Conditioners,etc... will be picked up by Wendell Public Works on Thursday of each week. Place items behind curb, or if no curb exists, between roadside and front property line. Do not place items near water meters or underneath power lines.