Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling
and
Keep Brunswick County Beautiful
Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful would like to thank everyone for their support and interest in our e-newsletter.  We hope that you find it informative and will continue to support us in our efforts to keep our community clean.
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Updates
2015 Great American Cleanup
National Results

The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest community improvement program, engaging more than 4 million volunteers and participants every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities.

Entering its 18th year in 2016, the Great American Cleanup offers structured service projects in more than 20,000 communities across the country. Our volunteers' work returns, on average, $175 million in measurable benefits across participating communities. Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations coordinate events and programs to renew parks, trails and recreation areas; clean shorelines and waterways; remove litter and debris; reduce waste and increase recycling; and plant trees, flowers and community gardens, among more than 40,000 events annually to inspire a new generation of community stewards.

Keep America Beautiful has a strong national network of affiliates and partners that work with local volunteers throughout the country on Great American Cleanup initiatives.  In 2015, Keep America Beautiful affiliates and their volunteers made a tremendous impact on the environment.  

2015 Great American Cleanup Results

5.4+ million volunteers and participants (35% increase from 2014).

62 million pounds of litter and debris collected (67% increase from 2014).

86K+ miles of streets and highways cleaned.

49.5K trees planted (21% increase from 2014).

177 million pounds of items collected for recycling or reuse.

2.6 million education workshop attendees (9% increase from 2014).

News & Announcements
Brunswick County Solid Waste
Free Dump Week

Brunswick County will be hosting spring free dump week at the Brunswick County Landfill April 11 through April 16, 2016.  Brunswick County residents/property owners may dispose of all materials except for regular household trash or new construction debris free of charge at the county landfill. 
        
Please note that all convenient sites will maintain their regular tipping fees.  Anyone driving a commercial vehicle or hauling commercial debris will be charged 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 metal, tires, electronics, latex paint, fluorescent bulbs 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 area.
 
Brunswick County Landfill
172 Landfill Rd NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
 Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8 am until 4 pm.  

Household Hazardous Waste
Collection
& Clothing Drive

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9 am until 2 pm 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
Clothing

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 our website at http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/solidwaste/.

Shallotte Middle School
225 Village Rd.
Shallotte, NC 28470
  Hours of operation are April 16, 2016 from 9am until 2pm.


This event is sponsored by Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling and through the partnership of NC Department of Agriculture and  Consumer Services, NC Cooperative Extension, and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful.
Shred Event

In honor of Earth Day 2016, Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling hosts an annual shred event.  The event is free to all Brunswick County residents and property owners. 

On April 29, 2016, bring your documents to the Brunswick County Complex located at 3325 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia between 10 am and 1 pm. We will have a shred truck parked in the parking lot between buildings B & G (look for the signs). This event is free and open to all Brunswick County residents and property owners only. The event is scheduled to end at 1 pm but may end sooner if the truck reaches capacity.

For more information call Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling department at 910-253-2520.


This event is sponsored by the Local Government Federal Credit Union in conjunction with Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling.
Volunteers Needed

Have you ever wondered how you could make a difference in your community?  Do you want to help, but just don't know how?  Click the "I want to be a volunteer" tab below and tell us about yourself, we would appreciate your help!


Recycle for free at the Brunswick County Landfill:
 
Electronics
Fluorescent Bulbs & CFL's
Scrap Metal
Appliances
Propane Tanks
Oyster Shells
Tires (limit 5 per resident)
Used Cooking Oil
Latex Paint & Cans
Textiles
Corrugated Cardboard
Commingled Recycling
Non-Rechargeable and Rechargeable Batteries
Used Oil, Oil Filters, Antifreeze & Fuel
Cell Phones
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