Public Landfill Tour

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Public Landfill Tour

Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash when it leaves the curb? Join Wake County staff on a tour of the South Wake Landfill!

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South Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities 6025 Old Smithfield Rd Field Office Apex, NC 27539

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Collection day is the first day in a long life for your trash. Join staff on a tour of the South Wake Landfill to find out how Wake County Waste Management Division safeguards the environment and public health by using modern day engineering practices and innovative technology to safely dispose of over 1.1 million people's garbage. On the tour, you will also discover:

  • How Wake County is using household trash to make energy
  • Where you can recycle additional items, not picked up at the curb
  • Where to dispose of harmful household items safely
  • How to reduce waste at home, school or work