Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

Services
  • Garbage & Recycling - Waste Industries is contracted by the town to provide weekly household garbage and recycling collection (see schedule).
  • Yard Waste - The Town of Apex Public Works Department provides weekly curbside yard waste collection.
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Garbage - Missed Collection (919) 362-8676 Service Request
Garbage - Damaged / Missing Container (919) 362-8676 Service Request
Recycling - Missed Collection  (919) 362-8676 Service Request
Recycling - Damaged / Missing Container  (919) 362-8676 Service Request
Yard Waste - Missed Collection / Collection Request (919) 249-3354 Service Request

Holiday Collection


The Wake County landfill is closed for the following holidays:
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Day
If your trash collection day falls on one of these holidays, trash and recycling collection will be postponed to the following day and any subsequent collection day in that same week will also be postponed 1 day. For example, Thanksgiving Day always falls on Thursday, so Thursday's collection would be on Friday and Friday's collection would be on Saturday.

Call Customer Service at (919) 362-8676 if you are ever in doubt about your correct collection day.


Holiday Trash & Recycling Tips


  • Christmas Trees: Christmas trees are collected and chipped curbside as part of your regular yard waste collection route. Remove all decorations from tree, including any nails from the stand, and place at curb for pickup.
  • Boxes: Chipboard (like shirt boxes) and corrugated cardboard are accepted, and should be flattened and broken down
  • Items Not Accepted: Wrapping paper, styrofoam, and others. View the Waste Wizard above to search accepted recycling items.

Inclement Weather Collection


If your trash collection day is disrupted by inclement weather, trash and recycling collection will be postponed until it can be safely resumed and any subsequent collection day in that same week will also be postponed. 

For example, if your collection day falls on Thursday and it is not collected due to the weather, Thursday's collection could occur on Friday and Friday's collection could occur on Saturday, weather permitting. Because of the range of severity and duration in weather disruptions, it is impossible to predict when a collection route might be eventually completed as it could occur (in the worst case) several days later. 

When there is a weather disruption, we ask that customers put their carts and bins out to the curb on their regular collection day and leave them at the curb until they are eventually collected. Trash and recycling collection crews will make every effort to resume normal collection as soon as weather permits. 

Call Customer Service at (919) 362-8676 if you are ever in doubt about your correct collection day.