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Wake holiday recycling season comes to a close

Posted January 15, 2009 12:08 p.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2009 12:10 p.m. EST

— Wake County's collection of holiday trees, boxes and wrapping paper for recycling concludes on Monday.

Residents can bring Christmas trees (remove ornaments, lights and tinsel); corrugated cardboard; chip board (paper roll tubes, cereal boxes, etc.); glossy magazines/catalogs; greeting cards; SBS board (shirt boxes, etc.); and wrapping paper (no bows or foil) to one of the following county convenience centers any day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Convenience Center #1 – 1050 Old Stage Road in Garner
  • Convenience Center #2 – 6000 Old Smithfield Road in Apex
  • Convenience Center #4 – 3600 Yates Mill Pond Road in South Raleigh
  • Convenience Center #7 – 9008 Deponie Drive in North Raleigh
  • Convenience Center #11 – 5051 Wendell Boulevard between Wendell and Zebulon

Trees are also being accepted at three Wake County parks daily through Monday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Blue Jay Point County Park – 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road in Raleigh
  • Harris Lake County Park – 2112 County Park Drive in New Hill
  • Lake Crabtree County Park – 1400 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville

To date, the county has recycled more than 2,900 trees into mulch to be used for county park trails.