BURGAW- Pender County Solid Waste will receive a grant from North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ).
“The grant of $3,673.81 is from the Electronics Management Fund,” said Kenny Keel, director of Pender County Utilities and Solid Waste.
The purpose of the grant is to manage discarded computer equipment, televisions, and other electronic devices.
Customers are reminded to only dispose of electronics in the proper containers at Hampstead, Rocky Point, Burgaw, and Willard Solid Waste Convenience Centers.
All convenience center sites can receive batteries of any type. Please dispose of any batteries in the proper area only.
Keel said the county spends an average of $200,000 per year for the proper disposal of electronics. This cost is mostly covered through payment of recycle and full use stickers purchased on a property owner’s tax bill.