New Hanover County Adds Recycling Drop-Off Location

Posted July 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm     Category: Environmental ManagementNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Department of Environmental Management is pleased to announce the opening of its newest recycling drop-off site in Castle Hayne. The new site, located at the Castle Hayne Boat Ramp at 6418 Orange Street, is the eighth recycling drop-off location in New Hanover County. The site is easily accessible and available to the public 24 hours a day.

Established as a partnership between the county’s Environmental Management Department and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC), the new site will help increase the amount of recyclables being collected in the unincorporated areas of New Hanover County.

The public in encouraged to bring their recylcling to this new location, which is equipped with two containers: one for mixed recyclables, such as mixed paper, plastic containers, aluminum and steel containers, and glass bottles and jars; and another for cardboard.

All materials collected from this site will be taken to New Hanover County’s new Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which can process 25,000 tons of recyclables per year. Processed materials are marketed domestically and internationally through the Port of Wilmington. Revenues generated from the sales of recovered materials help offset the cost of the county’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling programs, which are available at no charge to county residents. Learn more about the county’s recycling programs on the website, by watching this NHCTV Top of the Hour, and by viewing pictures of the new MRF.

 

Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
910-798-7461

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