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Cary, NC – Resources

Links to Zero Waste Resources in the Cary area.

If you live in Cary, NC, join the Toward Zero Waste Cary Facebook group to get tips, advice, and share ideas about your town.

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Town of Cary Waste and Recycling Services

The Town of Cary collects garbage weekly at the curb on the same day as yard waste collection.Our Cary Recycles program includes all Town of Cary solid waste customers and individually owned multi-family complexes. The Town collects recycling every other week on the same day as garbage and yard waste collection.

Compost Now


We collect food scraps from residents and businesses to help them reduce waste and support local gardens. How it works: You sign up and get your bin. Collect your food scraps. We pick it up once a week and turn it into soil for you!



At Food FWD our mission is to make diverting food waste from landfills to composting facilities the easiest and most economical choice for the Triangle area food industry.

NC State Compost Learning Lab

NC State Compost Learning Lab

The NC State Compost Learning Lab (CL2) is a 2-acre education, research and demonstration facility in the heart of the 1,500-acre Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina. This site has lots of information on how to start composting in your own backyard!