For the months of October and November, Wake County is expanding its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program to include collection every Saturday at both landfill locations (normally on the 1st Saturday of the month at the North Wake facility and the 3rd Saturday of the month at the South Wake facility). This is a pilot project to determine if there is enough demand for this service to warrant expanding the program outside of its current set-up.
Residents can make use of one of these convenience dates to properly dispose or recycle many of the potentially dangerous items piling up in the house or garage. A list of items accepted can be viewed on Wake County’s web page www.wakegov.com/recycling/residents/houshazwaste.
Wake County soon plans to put a survey on the same web page asking for resident feedback on having the HHW facilities open every Saturday so check back regularly if you’d like to give them your thoughts. For more information about Wake County Solid Waste Management, call 919-856-7400.
This information was provided by Linda Leighton, Waste Reduction Specialist, City of Raleigh.