Cary residents can recycle electronics, hazardous chemicals on Saturday

From staff reportsMay 16, 2013 

— Town residents will be able to recycle old computers, TVs and other small appliances, as well as various household chemicals, at a one-day collection event Saturday.

The town and Wake County will collect the items at the Garmon Operations Center on James Jackson Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. At last year’s event, 1,442 residents disposed of 25 tons of electronics and 26.5 tons of residential household hazardous waste.

The collection includes:

• Household cleaners/chemicals

• Paints, lacquers, polishes

• Pesticides, herbicides, poisons

• Solvents and automobile fluids

• Cooking oils

• Batteries and fluorescent light bulbs

• TVs, computers and laptops, including keyboards, monitors and mice

• Any corded household electronic device and small appliances

Wake County residents can dispose of the same types of items year-round at the county’s two collection sites in Raleigh off Durant Road and near Holly Springs off the N.C. 55 Bypass. For information, go to

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