BRUNSWICK COUNTY
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING
KEEP BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEAUTIFUL
COASTAL NC WRAP CAMPAIGN
Do you follow the method that of "when in doubt, throw it out"? Unfortunately, in an effort to recycle as much as possible, many people end up contaminating their recyclables by putting plastic bags in their curbside recycling bins. Plastic bags and film actually cause more harm than good when disposed of in single stream recycling . Plastic bags, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, bread and newspaper bags, etc. easily get tangled in the machines used to separate the recyclable materials. This slows down production for the facility because the machines have to be shut down so that employees can unravel or cut the film out.

A recent waste audit of Brunswick County's two local material recovery facilities (MRF), revealed that plastic bags and film made up 17.34% of the waste that is sent to landfills by the facilities.

Several North Carolina communities joined forces in early 2017 to start a coastal WRAP campaign in an effort to educate residents on how to recycle plastic bags and film properly. Brunswick County is proud to be a stakeholder in this campaign. Our goals include: reducing plastic bags and film from landing in the MRF's waste, waterways and roadsides and to increase recycling and reuse methods.

The campaign's education & outreach plans include radio ads (98.7 and Z107.5), newsletters, social media, festivals and even a campaign mascot! S andy the Octopus says, "Recycle your plastic bags and wraps at retail stores".

Plastic film recycling includes produce bags, shipping envelopes, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, case wrap, air pillows, newspaper bags, food storage bags, product over wrap and bubble wrap.

To find out more about plastic bag and film recycling or to find a retailer near you, click here .
DONATE YOUR VEHICLES
The Insurance Auto Auctions' Donation Division is providing an alternate way for you to donate to Keep America Beautiful. This program offers a tax-deductible way to dispose of your vehicle in almost any condition. This includes cars, trucks, boats, tractors, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, RVs and pretty much any construction, farm or other heavy equipment.

To find our more information on the program, click here . Don't forget to mention Keep Brunswick County Beautiful as your local affiliate!
OPTING-OUT OPTIONS
Although unwanted or "junk" mail is accepted in our single stream recycling , wouldn't it be great if you never received another piece? By giving to charities or registering products online can lead to your name and address being sold to bulk mail companies. This results in your mailbox overflowing with junk mail.

By following the links below, you can opt-out of receiving a good chunk of this junk.

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
November 15th is nationally recognized as America Recycles Day. It gives us an opportunity to promote and celebrate recycling across the United States. Recycling not only helps conserve natural resources and protects the environment, it has also created approximately 14,000 jobs in North Carolina alone which benefits the economy in our state.

The 2017 America Recycles Day theme is #BeRecycled. Show your support by using the #BeRecycled hashtag on social media and take the #BeRecycled Pledge by clicking here .
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP
There are several volunteer opportunities in Brunswick County for the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup. If you are interested in volunteering, please see the event information below or check the Ocean Conservancy website .

OAK ISLAND
Oak Island Beach Preservation and Oak Island Parks & Rec
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:00am
Oak Island Cabana (46th Place and E. Beach Dr.)
Rosanne Fortner
614-581-7684
fortner.2@att.net

HOLDEN BEACH
Town of Holden Beach
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Holden Beach Town Hall
910-842-6488
recsvs@hbtownhall.com
**Volunteers are advised to contact the Town of Holden Beach prior to September 16, 2017 for supplies, time and location**

Southport
Coastal Water Watch and Southport Beautification Committee
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Southport Waterfront Park
Lora Sharkey
lsharkey63@gmail.com
**Information is posted on the City of Southport's website and the Coastal Water Watch Facebook page **
LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
SUNSET AT SUNSET
7625 High Market St, Sunset Beach
October 7, 2017
10am until 5pm
NC OYSTER FESTIVAL
 8 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach
October 21, 2017 October 22, 2017
9am until 6pm 10am until 5pm

BRUNSWICK COUNTY
FALL FESTIVAL
30 Government Center Drive, Bolivia
October 26, 2017
6pm until 9pm
FESTIVAL BY THE SEA
Under the bridge, Holden Beach
  October 28, 2017 October 29, 2017
9am until 5pm 9am until 4pm
RECYCLE AT NO CHARGE
Brunswick County residents and property owners can dispose of the following year around.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY LANDFILL
Electronics, fluorescent bulbs & CFL's, single stream recycling , scrap metal, appliances, propane tanks, oyster shells, tires (limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil, latex paint & cans, textiles, corrugated cardboard, household & automotive batteries, used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, fuel, smoke detectors and cellphones.

CONVENIENCE SITES 
Electronics, fluorescent bulbs & CFL's, single stream recycling , corrugated cardboard, scrap metal, appliances, oyster shells (all locations except Leland), tires (Southport and Leland only, limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil, smoke detectors, textiles and cellphones.

COUNTY PARKS

For location and hours, please visit the   Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling   website.
Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling | Keep Brunswick County Beautiful
(910)253-2520  |   micki.bozeman@brunswickcountync.gov