Solid Waste Services truck

Drop Off Recycling Centers



Effective March 25, the Yard Waste Center is closed to the public until further notice.

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 Raleigh. 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, churches and property owners interested in hosting a drop off center may contact Solid Waste Services at 919-996-3245 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. 

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. Recycling can be easy; get tips for preparing materials.


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 - 4:00 pm

Accepts: yard waste, recyclable materials, electronics, scrap metal, rigid plastics

2420 Raleigh Boulevard - 27604

Habitat Wake ReStore

Hours: M-F 10am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm

Accepts: recyclable materials

8101 Glenwood Avenue - 27612 - CLOSED

The drop-off center at Eatman's Carpets closed permanently on January 13, 2017.

Recyclable Materials

  • Metal food and drink cans, trays and clean foil
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Gable top cartons and drink boxes
  • Magazines, catalogs, paperback books and telephone books
  • Corrugated cardboard (flatten and remove packing materials)
  • White and colored paper
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Paperboard, boxes, tubes and spiral cans
  • Plastic bottles, tubs and clamshells*

*No #6 plastics. Clamshells should be clear, empty and marked "#1 PETE."

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