BRUNSWICK COUNTY 
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING
KEEP BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEAUTIFUL
NEWSLETTER
 
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016 PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE AWARD
 
Keep Brunswick County Beautiful received the Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award during the Keep America Beautiful's 2017 National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President's Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.
  
In qualifying for a President's Circle Award, Keep Brunswick County Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful's standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate's cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of Ending Littering, Improving Recycling, and Beautifying Brunswick County. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful consists of a national network of more than 620 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places.
  
"One of Keep America Beautiful's most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year," said Keep America Beautiful COO Becky Lyons. "Our affiliates are providing real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound."
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
FREE DUMP WEEK

Brunswick County will be hosting it's spring free dump week at the Brunswick County Landfill  April 10 through April 15, 2017 .  Brunswick County residents and/or property owners may dispose of all materials except for regular household trash or new construction debris free of charge.
 
Please note that all convenient sites will maintain their regular tipping fees.  Proof of Brunswick County residency or property ownership is required and will be checked at the landfill entrance.
 
Please take into consideration when loading your vehicle that electronics, fluorescent & CFL's, scrap metal, appliances, propane tanks, oyster shells, tires, used cooking oil, latex paint, textiles (clothing), single-stream recycling, corrugated cardboard, batteries (household or automotive), used oil, oil filters, fuel, antifreeze and yard debris CANNOT be disposed of with regular household items.  You may bring those items for disposal during free week but they must be placed in their designated areas.
 
Brunswick County Landfill
172 Landfill Rd. NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8am-4pm
 
This event is s ponsored by the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling department.
 
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9am until 12pm Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling will be hosting a  household hazardous waste collection at Shallotte Middle School.  The event will be held in the bus parking lot and is free to all county residents, property owners, and farmers only.  
 
When you arrive at the event please have proof of Brunswick County residency or property ownership available.  While at the event we ask that all residents remain in their vehicle and please extinguish any and all smoking material while on school property.  All items brought to the event must be clearly labeled for identification purposes.  The staff onsite reserves the right to refuse any item brought to the event.
 
  
Items Accepted at HHW Event:
Oil-Based Paints
Stains
Insecticides
Herbicides
Household Cleaners
Pool Chemicals
Aerosol Cans
 
Please note that electronics, latex paints, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, and automotive fluids are not accepted at the HHW event.  However, these items are accepted, free of charge, at the Brunswick County Landfill year round.
 
The following materials  cannot be accepted : ammunition, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, infectious or biological waste, explosives, shock sensitive materials (crystallized ethers, picric acids, etc.), and non-household materials.
 
For items not mentioned above please contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste/Recycling Department at (910)253-2520 or visit the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling website .

This event is sponsored by Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling and through the partnership of NC Department of Agriculture and  Consumer Services and the NC Cooperative Extension.
SHRED EVENT
 
In honor of Earth Day 2017, Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling is hosting a shred event. The event is free and open to all Brunswick County residents and property owners only. 
   
On April 28, 2017, bring your documents to the Brunswick County Government Complex located at 3325 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia between 10am and 1pm. We will have a shred truck parked in the parking lot between buildings B & G (look for the signs). The event is scheduled to end at 1 pm but may end sooner if the truck reaches capacity.
 
For more information call the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling department at 910-253-2520.
 
This event is sponsored by the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling Department.
RECYCLE AT NO CHARGE
 (Brunswick County residents and property owners can dispose of the following year around.)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY LANDFILL
Electronics, f luorescent bulbs & CFL's, s crap metal, a ppliances, p ropane tanks, o yster shells, t ires (limit 5 per resident), u sed cooking oil, l atex paint & cans, t extiles, c orrugated cardboard, c ommingled recycling, n on-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries, u sed oil, oil filters, antifreeze & fuel and  Cellphones.

CONVENIENCE SITES  
  Fluorescent bulbs & CFL's, single-stream recycling, corrugated cardboard, scrap metal, appliances, oyster shells (all locations except Leland), tires (limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil and textiles.

COUNTY PARKS
 Single-stream  recycling and corrugated cardboard only.

For location and hours, please visit the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling website.
 
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