Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling
and
Keep Brunswick County Beautiful
Christmas Schedule
 
Solid Waste & Recycling Office
Closed Monday, December 24th through Wednesday, December 26th and will reopen on Thursday, December 27th.
Landfill
Closed Monday, December 24th through Wednesday, December 26th and will reopen on Thursday, December 27th.
Convenient Sites
Closed Monday, December 24th and will reopen Wednesday, December 26th.
Curbside Trash & Recycling Collections
Collections scheduled for Tuesday, December 25th will be collected on Saturday, December 29th.
 
New Year's Schedule
  
Solid Waste & Recycling Office
Closed Tuesday, January 1st and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Landfill
Operating a regular schedule.
Convenient Sites
Operating a regular schedule.
Curbside Trash & Recycling Collections
Operating a regular schedule.
 
Make Your Christmas Green
 
Brunswick County Solid W aste & Recycling and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful urges everyone to plan family holiday celebrations that are safe, happy and environmentally friendly.   Please consider the following waste reduction tips:
  • Send holiday e-cards or non-glittered paper greeting cards or make sure the ones you buy have recycled content material.
  • When shipping, reuse foam peanuts or other packaging materials.
  • Use reusable grocery bags and make sure to recycle the non-reusable ones.
  • Use rechargeable batteries for cameras, flashlights, etc. and remember to recycle your old batteries.
  • If you have several events or parties in a short amount of time, buy food items in bulk. You will save a trip to the grocery and use less packaging. Instead of buying new items (i.e., a dress for a party, more chairs, etc.) consider borrowing or renting things. 
  • Shop at thrift stores for unique gift items or holiday decorations. 
  • Compost your leftover food - it's easy and a great fertilizer.  
  • Save all gift-wrapping and decorations to reuse later or wrap gifts in old maps, newspapers, posters, fabric or wallpaper scraps. Tissue paper and wax-coated wrapping paper and bags are not accepted in curbside or single stream recycling.
  • Have clearly marked recycling containers at your holiday party.
  • If your holiday gifts include new electronic gadgets and you need to discard your older electronics, recycle them at the county landfill or convenient sites.
  • Give home-baked goodies in reusable containers like baskets, tins or jars. 
  • Make a charitable donation in the recipient's name.
  • When gift giving think durable. Consider how long the item will last before you make a purchase.
  • Make sure to turn off or unplug holiday decorations when they are not in use.
  • Be sure holiday decorations are not placed on or obstructing air vents. 
  • Use LED holiday lights. They use about 99 percent less energy than larger, traditional holiday bulbs and last up to 100,000 hours when used indoors.
  • Defrost frozen items in the refrigerator, not under running water.
  • Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.
  • When washing dishes keep washing soap usage to a minimum. It helps reduce the amount of rinse water needed.
  • Don't run the kitchen faucet continuously while washing dishes. Let pots and pans soak instead of letting the water run while you clean them.

For additional environmentally friendly holiday tips, please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.

Christmas Tree Recycling
 
The Brunswick County Landfill will be accepting live Christmas trees for recycling from county residents and property owners at
NO CHARGE between December 31, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Christmas trees will also be accepted at the convenient sites for $5.00 per tree.  

For more information, please contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at (910)253-2520 or the Brunswick County Landfill at (910)253-8101.  The landfill hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 5pm and Saturday from 7:30am until 3pm. The convenience sites hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8am until 6pm.
Computers For Kids 
  
Are you getting a new desktop or laptop computer this Christmas?  Did you know that instead of trashing your old ones, you can donate them to Brunswick County's Computers for Kids program?  

Computers for Kids accepts old computers (equipped with Windows XP or later), flat screen monitors (working), mice and keyboards, and power cords.  They wipe all hard drives, repair the computers, install new software and give them to students throughout Brunswick County. 

BC Computers for Kids is located in building F at the Government Complex in Bolivia. They are typically on site Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 3pm. For more information you can visit their website or you can contact them via email.
Recycle Free at the Brunswick County Landfill
 
Electronics & Computer Equipment
Cellphones
Fluorescent Bulbs & CFL's
Thermostats
Scrap Metal
Appliances
Propane Tanks
Oyster Shells
Tires (limit 5 per resident)
Used Cooking Oil
Used Oil, Oil Filters, Antifreeze & Fuel
Latex Paint & Cans
Textiles
Smoke Detectors

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