CURBSIDE RECYCLING refers to household recyclable solid waste generated by occupied premises to be stored within the Town-provided recycling cart. The lid will prevent materials from littering the streets on windy days, getting messy when it rains, or attracting insects and rodents. The rolling cart makes it easier to transport your recyclables to the curb. Recycling lowers the amount of solid waste taken to the landfill and, in turn, lowers the disposal cost.

What can go into the Recycling Container?

  • Paper: catalogs, mail, magazines, paper board (cereal & food boxes), newspaper & inserts, office paper, telephone books, etc.
  • Glass: bottles, jars (clear, green and brown color)
  • Aluminum: cans, pie pans and foil with no food residue
  • Steel food cans
  • HDPE (High Density Polyethylene: Bottles for milk, detergent and fabric softener bottles
  • PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate): Fizzy drink and soda bottles
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride Polyethylene): Food trays, cling film, mineral water, plumbing parts, etc.
  • LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene): Bin liners
  • PP (Polypropylene): Margarine tubs, microwaveable metal trays
  • PS (Polystyrene): Yogurt pots, foamed meat or fish trays, hamburger boxes, egg cartons
  • Corrugated cardboard
What Can't Go in the Recycling Container?
  • Plastic bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Stamps and stickers in junk mail
  • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic bottles that contain oil or hazardous substances

Wake County Convenience Center #11 is located at 5051 Wendell Boulevard between Zebulon and Wendell. This location accepts waste materials for disposal, recycling and re-use. For a complete listing of acceptable waste items, useful information on Waste and Recycling and drop-off options, visit their website at Wake County Waste & Recycling.