Pender Solid Waste (PSW) serves as the management and administrative organization responsible for the collection, hauling, and proper disposal of approximately 35,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition (C&D) debris in Pender County. There are 12 Convenience Centers located throughout the County as well as a Transfer Station located near Highway 17 North in Hampstead. Solid Waste is collected from the convenience centers, hauled to the Transfer Station and transported to the Sampson County Landfill. The Transfer Station also accepts direct delivery of C&D waste and other MSW from Pender County residents. Recycling is co-mingled and sent to a materials separation center in Jacksonville, NC for sorting and shipping to recycling markets. Under contract with Waste Industries, Pender County waste is hauled to a Sub-Title D (MSW) and dedicated C&D landfill located in Sampson County, NC.

Solid Waste News

Pender County asks residents to hold off recycling until next week

Due to the effects of Hurricane Dorian, Pender County officials are asking residents to hold of recycling until next week. The storm caused “operational issues” at the recycling processing facility used by Pender County Solid Waste, according to a news release from the county. The impacts will affect recycling at Pender County’s convenience sites. “Though […]


Bagging your recyclables? Time to quit! When plastic bags enter the recycling system, they tangle the gears and shut down the sorting machines. Please leave those recyclables loose and free in the recycle bin! #RecycleRightNC


PENDER SOLID WASTE FY 2019-2020 RATE AND FEE SCHEDULE (Effective July 1, 2019)   TRANSFER STATION TIPPING FEE     $78.00 per TON   NON-PENDER COUNTY RESIDENT TIPPING FEE   $162.00 per TON   USER FEE ~  Household kitchen waste disposal and recycling  $220.00 per year   AVAILABILITY FEE ~ Residential Recycling Only   $110.00 per year   CONSTRUCTION […]

Solid Waste Stickers 2019-21

New solid waste stickers were mailed out in March/2019. New stickers are good for two years with expiration of March 2021. All eligible Pender County residents utilizing the Convenience Center Sites will be required to attach valid solid waste stickers on the inside of your windshield in order to leave waste or recycling at any […]

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