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Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

Household Hazardous Waste

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Household hazardous waste should not be disposed of with your ordinary trash and includes:
  • Corrosive products that burn the skin such as oven cleaners, bleach and auto batteries.
  • Reactive wastes that give off toxic gases such as chlorine.
  • Toxic household items including pesticides, herbicides and antifreeze.
  • Ignitable wastes including gasoline, turpentine, motor oil and other flammable materials.
  • Mercury-containing products 

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Motor Oil and Filters
Town of Cary solid waste customers who need to dispose of used motor oil and filters can call 311 or (919) 469-4090, or submit a request to arrange a curbside pickup at no extra charge.