Recycle your Christmas tree in New Hanover County

Recycle your Christmas tree in New Hanover County

By / Local News / Monday, 24 December 2018 05:00

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As a free service to New Hanover County residents, the county’s Environmental Management Department is offering Christmas tree recycling beginning December 26 through January 15.
“We want to provide residents who live in the unincorporated areas of the county, outside of city limits, with the option to recycle their live Christmas trees,” said Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman. “They are biodegradable and we are able to recycle them into mulch or compost.”
Lights and decorations must be removed and artificial trees cannot be accepted. There will be a designated area at each location for the trees to be neatly stacked. The drop-off locations are:
• Home Depot, 5511 Carolina Beach Road
• Home Depot, 210 Eastwood Road
• New Hanover County Landfill, 5210 US Highway 421 North
This program is funded and coordinated by the New Hanover County Environmental Management Department, with support from the City of Wilmington Sanitation Department, and the Home Depot.
New Hanover County’s Public Library and Environmental Management Department are partnering with Keep New Hanover Beautiful for a second year to recycle holiday lights.
Beginning Wednesday, November 21, residents can bring broken and burned out holiday lights to locations around the county to be recycled, with proceeds benefiting Keep New Hanover Beautiful.
“We collected more than 1,860 pounds of holiday lights in our first year, and I call that a success,” said Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman. “We hope even more residents take advantage of this program in our second year, so we can keep even more holiday lights out of the landfill.”
Beginning November 21 through January 4, lights can be recycled at all four New Hanover County Public Library locations, the county’s mobile HazWagon and Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and the Wrightsville Beach Recycling Center. Each location will have a large blue recycling cart designated for lights.
Mobile HazWagon: 10am to 2pm each location.
• Ogden Park - Mondays.
• Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex - Wednesdays.
• Carolina Beach Mike Chappell Park - Fridays.
Household Hazardous Waste Facility: Mon-Fri, 10am to 2pm; Sat. 8am - noon. 3002 U.S. Highway 421 North.

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