Wake County, Durham Start Holiday Wrap-up Recycling Programs
Posted December 26, 2003 1:58 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — Now that Christmas is winding down, Triangle-area residents are reminded not to throw away wrapping paper or Christmas cards.
Wake County and the city of Durham have announced their post-Christmas recyling pickup schedules and locations.
Durham's Christmas tree collection will begin Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, and end Jan. 23, 2004. During that stretch, all Durham residents may place their Christmas trees at the curb on their regular garbage collection day.
Trees will be collected at no charge and brought to the city's compost facility to be recycled.
Durham gives the following collection guidelines:
(919) 560-4185, ext. 252,
to arrange for collection.
Wake County's Holiday Wrap-Up Program starts Friday and runs through Jan. 11, 2004. Residents can recycle their Christmas trees, cards, wrapping paper, boxes and styrofoam at several sites.
Also, the city of Raleigh will collect yard waste and Christmas trees on Saturday and again on Jan. 3, 2004, also a Saturday.
Collection sites for the wrap-up program will be at the following convenience centers:
The county will collect:
Residential Electronics made by LEXMARK, JVC, PANASONIC, SHARP and SONY can be recycled at the North Wake Multi Material Recycling Facility Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. This is a permanent program that is in addition to the county's continual computer recycling at North Wake. For more information, call Kelley Dennings at
The public may drop Christmas trees at Lake Crabtree County Park only at the boat ramp parking lot at the spot designated with a sign (not on the ramp itself), anytime between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., excluding New Year's Day. Any day prior to Jan. 18, 2004, would be reasonable.
Styrofoam can be recycled year-round through Wake Community Recycling located at 6021 Triangle Drive in Raleigh. It accepts molded styrofoam and styrofoam "peanuts."
The hours of operation are Mon.-Wed., and Fri., 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The facility is closed Thursdays and Sundays.
Reasonable quantities are required, and there is a minimum $5 charge. Please contact
for further information.
For further information, please contact the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division at