Trash, recycle or compost? NHC Arboretum working towards being a low-waste campus, plans ‘What Goes Where’ Seminar on February 8

Posted January 28, 2020 at 12:13 pm     Category: Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Arboretum and the Coastal Composting Council will provide residents information, tools and resources to confidently separate recycling, compost and trash and reduce waste at home, at the seminar “What Goes Where?” on Saturday, February 8, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Arboretum.

“We’ve all stood in front of bins with our hands full of trash and wondered what goes in each one, not realizing that most items we use can be composted or recycled, leaving very little trash for the landfill,” said New Hanover County Arboretum and Cooperative Extension Director Lloyd Singleton. “The objective of this educational event is to give our residents a clearer understanding of how to maximize waste diversion and work towards lower waste producing homes and businesses.”

The Arboretum is working towards being a low waste campus, and at a waste audit conducted in October of 2019, 107 pounds of waste was collected over four days. Of that, 41 percent by weight could be diverted from the landfill to the compost facility. Compost bins will be alongside recycling containers at the Arboretum and visitors and stakeholders are encouraged to no longer use single use disposable plastics.

The seminar “What Goes Where” is free to attend but registration is required. Click here to register.

For more information about What Goes Where, contact Angie Pearsall at apearsall@nhcgov.com or 910-798-7670.

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