Don’t see the material on the list above? Search the Waste Wizard for more materials.
There are other options for those materials not accepted. The Wake County website is a resource for residents and businesses to use to locate organizations that recycle or dispose of unwanted materials.
Follow these tips to ensure successful recycling collection:
Place only household recycling in your rolling recycling cart.
Only items inside your cart will be collected - do not place overflow items outside of your carts.
Roll your bin to the curb the night before your scheduled collection day.
Place your garbage and recycling carts 3-4 feet apart to allow sufficient clearance for the garbage truck’s automated arm.
Do not bag your recycling.
Do not place garbage, yard waste, or other non-recyclable materials in your cart.
Please call Town of Apex Customer Service at (919) 362-8676 with any questions or concerns regarding recycling collection.
Where Recycling Goes
All recyclable materials picked up curbside from Apex residents go to a material recovery facility in Raleigh operated by Sonoco Recycling, Inc.
About the Plant
A majority of processed materials are turned back into products consumers use daily.
The facility is a 75,000 square foot single-stream processing plant, meaning the materials do not have to be separated to be processed.
The plant processes 12,000 tons of recyclable materials every month.