BRUNSWICK COUNTY
SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING
KEEP BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEAUTIFUL
WINTER 2017-18
CHRISTMAS
Solid Waste Office
Closed
Friday, December 22 - Tuesday, December 26
Landfill
Closed
Monday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 26
Convenience Sites
Closed
Monday, December 25
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collections
Collections scheduled for Monday, December 25 will be collected on Saturday, December 23.
NEW YEARS
Solid Waste Office
Closed
Monday, January 1
Landfill
Closed
Monday, January 1
Convenience Sites
Closed
Monday, January 1
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection
Operating on a regular schedule.
HOLIDAY TIPS
DON'T BE A GRINCH,
JUST BE GREEN !

Sometimes the holidays can be so much fun that we tend to forget the impact that the end results have on our environment. Here's a few tips on how you can have yourself a Merry "environmentally friendly" Christmas.

  • Use your imagination when it comes to wrapping paper. Try using old maps or the Sunday comics instead of traditional wrapping paper. If you have children in the house, let them decorate a paper grocery bag. Who wouldn't want to receive a gift in that!
  • Pack your wrapping paper, ribbons and bows away with your decorations and use them again next year.
  • Send e-cards instead of paper cards or make sure the ones you buy have recycled content materials.
  • When receiving or shipping packages, reuse foam peanuts or drop them off at your local delivery store. Remember to recycle the air pillows and bubble wrap at your grocery store in the plastic recycling bin.
  • Use reusable grocery and shopping bags and make sure to recycle the non-reusable ones at your local grocery store.
  • Eliminate using disposable plates, cups, napkins and silverware. If you do buy disposable products then look for ones with recycled content. Avoid Styrofoam whenever possible.
  • Compost your left overs - it's easy and a great fertilizer! Find out more information about composting by clicking here.
  • Use LED holiday lights. They use 99% less energy and last longer than traditional lights.
  • ´╗┐Have everyone go through their old items and recycle or donate any unwanted items to a local charity.
RECYCLE YOUR HOLIDAYS
CHRISTMAS TREES
The Brunswick County Landfill will be accepting live Christmas trees for recycling at no charge from all county residents and/or property owners between December 26, 2017 and January 31, 2018. The Convenience Centers will accept Christmas trees during this time also, however, there is a $5.00 charge per tree. All trees must be free of all decorations, lights, stands, etc.
ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES
December is one of the most popular times of the year to purchase new electronics and/or household appliances. If you are planning on making one of these purchases, don't forget that your old units can be recycled at the Brunswick County Landfill and/or Convenience Centers. This service is provided all year at no charge.
HOLIDAY STRING LIGHTS AND CORDS
Holiday string lights and cords are not accepted in our single stream recycling (curbside bin or dumpsters). However, they are recycled through our electronics recycling program. Please dispose of them properly by taking them to the Brunswick County Landfill or Convenience Centers.
USED COOKING OIL
If you use cooking oil to prepare food during the holidays, you may want to think twice before pouring the remains down the drain. This can cause serious problems for residential plumbing. When cooking oil is poured down the drain, it solidifies inside the pipes which can constrict water flow and cause plumbing to backup. So instead, pour the cooled cooking oil into a container and take it to the Brunswick County Landfill or Convenience Centers so that it can be recycled.
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES
Household batteries are accepted at the Brunswick County Landfill and Convenience Centers all year at no charge to Brunswick County residents and/or property owners. They are also accepted at the County's two Household Hazardous Waste Collections held on the third Saturday of April and September.
The landfill's hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The convenience centers are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at (910) 253-2520 or the landfill at (910) 253-8101.
FREE SERVICES
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