Everything You Need To Know About Wake County Convenience Centers
Residents of Wake County may drop items at Convenience Centers free of charge. We have provided a map below of the different convenience sites throughout the area. Keep in mind that not all sites accept all types of materials. Below the map is a breakdown of what each facility accepts.
Convenience Center Rules
- No double axle trailers
- No large UHAUL type rental trucks. They are considered to be a commercial vehicle. Technically, UHAUL pickups are not allowed either, however we have seen them at these sites at times.
- Children under the age of 16 must remain in vehicle at all times.
- No loitering or rummaging through items.
Times to Avoid Going to Drop-off Centers
- Drop-off centers are open from 7AM-7PM Monday through Sunday. Multi Material Recycling facilities are open from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday.
- You will want to avoid going on weekends if possible. Sunday mornings before noon tend to be the best time during the weekend. During the week the best times to go are from 7 AM to 11 AM, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Lines at these facilities can get very long during the weekends and after Christmas. It is not uncommon to be waiting close to an hour at certain sites before you are able to unload.
- If possible avoid going the week after Christmas. The sites get so busy during that week that a couple of them have police officers on duty as people get impatient, argumentative, and unruly with the long wait times.
- Try to get construction debris to the sites before 10:00 AM on Saturday’s. The Construction Debris landfill closes at noon on Saturday’s so there are times where the bins get full and Waste Industries does not have any empty bins available. This doesn’t happen all that often but to play it safe it is best to get there before 10:00 on Saturday. The Construction Debris landfill is closed completely on Sunday. Again, most of the time you are probably OK to bring the material to the sites but to play it safe try and get it done before 10:00 AM on Saturday. Note: Make sure to check the items accepted chart below as not all sites accept construction debris!
Items that are not accepted at convenience sites
- Motor Oil
- Other hazardous chemicals
- Monitors and Televisions
The above items should be taken to a multi-material recycling facility.
Quick Tip: Often times many of your items can be donated. Convenience sites will accept items that can be donated but you might be interested in donating the items to someone who could use them and getting a tax receipt. A map of area donation centers can be found in section 2. Also, Junk Doctors sorts through items that we accept as part of our junk clean-up and removal service and can donate them on your behalf. We will mail you a tax receipt for any items that are donated.