Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling
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.
Litter is an issue all around the globe and a large percent of that litter ends up in our oceans. This is a problem that affects the health of humans and wildlife.  

The Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup leads efforts each year to clean the world's shorelines with the help of thousands of volunteers.  The ICC is the world's largest volunteer effort working for a cleaner ocean.  The Ocean Trash Index is a tool that is used to provide a global snapshot of the marine debris collected around the world.  In 2015, nearly 800,000 volunteers collected more than 18 million pounds of trash along the world's shorelines.  

For more information on the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup event being held on September 17th, please contact the  Ocean Conservancy or the  Brunswick County Solid Waste Department.
Clean Swell App

You can now report litter that you collect directly to the Ocean Conservancy through the Clean Swell app on your iPhone or Android.  Your entries will be uploaded to the Ocean Conservancy's global ocean trash database.  This data provides researchers and policy-makers with the information that they need to provide solutions.   

The app allows you to:
  • Record the trash you collect.
  • Share your results with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
  • Track the total distance cleaned.
  • See the total weight of the trash you collect.
  • Keep a record of your efforts.
  • Help identify trends that are useful in finding solutions.
  • Learn scientific facts about the impact of trash on ocean animals and what you can do to help.
Solid Waste Events
Free Dump Week
Brunswick County Solid Waste will be hosting free dump week at the Brunswick County Landfill September 12th through September 17th, 2016.  Brunswick County residents and/or property owners may dispose of all materials except for regular household trash or new construction debris free of charge at the landfill.   

Please note that all Brunswick County Convenience 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 and/or property ownership is required and will be checked at the landfill's entrance.

Brunswick County Landfill
172 Landfill Rd NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8am until 4pm.

This event is sponsored by the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling Department.
Household Hazardous
Waste Collection
The Brunswick County Solid Waste Department will be at South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Rd, Southport on September 17, 2016 from 9am until 12pm to collect household hazardous waste.  Items will be taken free of charge from Brunswick County residents/property owners and farmers.  Proof of residency/property ownership is required.

Some items that are accepted at the HHW collection are non-latex paints, stains, insecticides, herbicides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, and aerosol cans.  All items brought to the event must be labeled.  For items not mentioned please contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at (910)253-2520.  The staff onsite reserves the right to refuse any item brought to the event.

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.

Electronics, latex paints, fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids, clothing, and batteries are not included in the HHW collection.  However, they are recycled at the Brunswick County Landfill year round.  There is no charge for this service.  

This event is sponsored by the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling Department and through the partnership of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
Fall Festivals

What:      Leland's Founders' Day
When:     September 10, 2016 from 3pm until 9pm
Where:   102 Town Hall Drive,  Leland

What:      Sunset at Sunset
When:     October 1, 2016 from 10am until 5pm
Where:   7625 High Market St,  Sunset Beach

What:       NC Oyster Festival
When:    October 15, 2016 from 9am until 6pm
               October 16, 2016 from 10am until 5pm
Where:   8 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach

What:     Brunswick County Fall Festival
When:    October 27, 2016 from 6pm until 9pm
Where:   30 Government Center Drive, Bolivia

What:     Festival by the Sea
When:    October 29, 2016 from 9am until 5pm
               October 30, 2016 from 9am until 4pm
Where:   0 Jordan Blvd, Holden Beach
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 the items below for free at the Brunswick County Landfill:
Fluorescent Bulbs & CFL's
Scrap Metal
Propane Tanks
Oyster Shells
Tires (limit 5 per resident)
Used Cooking Oil
Latex Paint & Cans
Corrugated Cardboard
Commingled Recycling
Non-Rechargeable and Rechargeable Batteries
Used Oil, Oil Filters, Antifreeze & Fuel
Cell Phones
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