Every county in NC has roughly ten drop off sites for recyclable items. In the city of Apex, all local sites for garden refuse are privately owned. Apex has hired a company to come by weekly to pick up garden refuse with a hose; you place all garden refuse by the curb, unbagged. Neighboring Cary allows you to brown bag your garden refuse and put it side by side with your trash cans on trash day. You will need to contact your county and find out where your recycling locations are for your city and what items are accepted. We have requested a comprehensive state-wide list of recycling locations and none exists, so we will be creating one in the next month.