Places to Drop Off Recycling

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Raleigh residents and small businesses can drop off their recyclable materials for free at several sites throughout the City.

Below is information about hours, locations and materials that are accepted. 

Drop Off Sites

Site Name  Address  Hours  Items Accepted 
Jaycee Park, Located near the softball fields  2405 Wade Avenue - 27607  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week Recyclable materials 
Raleigh Yard Waste Center 900 N. New Hope Road - 27610 Monday - Saturday 7 am - 4:00 pm Yard waste, recyclable materials, electronics, scrap metal, rigid plastics
Habitat Wake ReStore 2420 Raleigh Boulevard - 27604 M-F 10am - 6 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm Recyclable materials
Wake County Convenience Centers
(11 sites throughout the county) 
Multiple locations

Daily from 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Recyclable materials, food waste, and more. Learn more

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

Recycling can be easy; get tips for preparing materials.


None. This is a free service. 

Prohibited Items

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.

Interested in Hosting a Recycling Drop-Off Site?

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.



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Solid Waste Services
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