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Cary, Wake County collecting electronics, household hazardous waste

Posted May 17, 2010

— The Town of Cary and Wake County are partnering to host an electronics and residential household hazardous waste collection on May 22 at Cary’s Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The event serves as a safe and convenient way to dispose of old electronics, paint, automotive fluids, chemicals and spent fluorescent lights," according to Cary officials.

Last year, 744 residents participated in the event and dropped off 20,460 pounds of electronics and 53,806 pounds of residential household hazardous waste, according to Wake County Environmental Services Director Tommy Esqueda.

Citizens may bring electronic items for recycling such as:

  • computers (CPUs)
  • household electronics
  • keyboards
  • laptop PCs
  • monitors
  • televisions

Citizens may also bring household hazardous materials such as:

  • household cleaners/chemicals
  • paints/lacquers/polishes
  • pesticides/herbicides/poisons
  • solvents

See a complete list of acceptable items or call 919-469-4301 for more information.


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  • CaptainSpleen May 17, 2010

    Note that the two Wake County landfills now accept these materials six days a week, this just saves you from the longer drive.

  • smcallah May 17, 2010

    How exactly is this being reactionary?

    You can't really be proactive about this. You can only recycle it once you're not using it anymore, not before that. So you have to be reactive, and not proactive in this case.

  • hollylama May 17, 2010

    We've become so reactionary

  • happy May 17, 2010

    Ooops...I thought it said it was today. Sorry about that! It is on a Saturday.

  • happy May 17, 2010

    It would have been nice for this to happen on a weekend when the vast majority of people wouldn't have to take off work to do this.