Recycling Bins to be Replaced
In a continuing effort to improve recycling collection efficiency and participation, Waste Industries will be replacing 18 gallon bins at most homes with a 65 gallon rolling cart. This change is expected to occur during late November / early December.
The Town of Apex curbside recycling program accepts only certain materials. View the Waste Wizard to search accepted recycling items.
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.
Residential recycling is collected curbside weekly. Make sure your recycling cart is at the curb the night before your designated collection day.
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.
Sonoco maintains a list of what can and cannot be recycled at their plant.
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.