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What is Construction and Demolition Waste? Where Can These Materials Go? Why Aren't These Items Collected Curbside?

What is Construction and Demolition Waste?

Construction and demolition materials consist of debris that is generated during construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. Heavy and bulky materials like the following are some examples of construction and demolition materials:

  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Bricks
  • Glass
  • Rocks

Where Can These Materials Go?

Wake County only accepts C&D waste from Wake County homeowners (this excludes tenants and contractors working for homeowners). The following sites accept construction debris:

Note: only lumber, dry wall, carpet, and tiles accepted. No concrete or pavers.

Convenience Centers
Location Hours of Operation
10505 Old Stage Road, Raleigh 27603 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
6120 Old Smithfield Road, Apex 27539 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
3600 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh 27606 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
9024 Deponie Drive, Raleigh 27614 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
5216 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Road, Knightdale 27545 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
5051 Wendell Blvd./Business 64, Wendell 27591 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Commercial C&D debris, including C&D waste coming from a Wake County home via tenants and hired contractors, is not accepted at any County-operated facility. The following private facilities accept construction and demolition debris waste. Please contact the facility for disposal fees and hours of operation.

Capital Waste C&D Transfer Station
424 Warehouse Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610


Durant Road Construction & Demolition Transfer Station
9220 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27610


Greenway Waste Solutions of Apex
5940 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539


Material Recovery C&D Landfill
2600 Brownfield Road, Raleigh, NC 27610


Raleigh Processing
421 Raleigh View Road, Raleigh, NC 27610


Red Rock Construction & Demolition Landfill
7130 New Landfill Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540


Republic Services Transfer Station
5565 Thornton Road, Raleigh, NC 27616


Shotwell Landfill
4724 Smithfield Road, Wendell, NC 27591


Why Aren't These Items Collected Curbside?

Construction and demolition debris require a specific C&D landfill. A C&D landfill receives construction and demolition debris, which typically consists of roadwork material, excavated material, demolition waste, construction/renovation waste, and site clearance waste. C&D landfills do not receive hazardous waste or industrial solid waste, unless those landfills meet certain standards and are permitted to receive such wastes

Reducing and recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs.

Sec7-2002.1 – Enforcement by the Solid Waste Services Department

The Solid Waste Services Director, or his designee, is clothed with full power and authority imposed by this and other related sections of the Raleigh City Code and is hereby authorized to carry out its provisions. The Solid Waste Services Department is given the authority to prevent items banned from landfills, as set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. §130A-309.10(f), from entering the waste stream through education, press release, public notice, other communications and events, and/or direct enforcement including the assessment of administrative fees and civil penalties.



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