Christmas tree disposal available

BURGAW –  The Pender County residents may dispose of their Christmas trees at the Rocky Point and Hampstead Convenience Centers for 3 weeks following Christmas.

“We will accept Christmas trees through Jan. 15,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Public Utilities director.

Christmas lights and ornaments should be removed from the trees prior to disposal.

The Rocky Point Convenience Center is located at 16232 NC Hwy 210. The center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

The Hampstead Convenience Center is open Mondays through Saturdays 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 7 p.m. The Hampstead center is located at 250 Transfer Station Rd.

Christmas trees left in storm-related debris piles will not be accepted by the contractor.

Solid Waste stickers coming in March

BURGAW –  Solid waste stickers for 2019– 2020 will be mailed to residents within the unincorporated areas of Pender County in mid-March.

“The current stickers will be honored at all the convenience sites through March 31,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Utilities director.  “All new stickers should be distributed by March 31.”

As with the previous sticker issuance, two sticker types will be available. Residents in unincorporated areas of Pender County will receive either FULL or RECYCLE sticker that corresponds with the amount paid on their tax bill for the annual solid waste fee.

“Since the solid waste fee is paid with your taxes, it was necessary to delay sticker issuance until after the final tax year payment deadline,” stated Keel. “This will help with a more accurate accounting of the solid waste fee payment received from property owners.”

Taxpayers may identify the fees paid by looking at their tax bill. The S64 fee of $220/year is for FULL USE, permitting a resident to use the convenience sites for household trash and recycling. Code S63 on the tax bill with a fee of $110/year is for RECYCLE ONLY.

More detailed information can be found on the Pender County Solid Waste site, www.pendercountync.gov/sw/.

Convenience Sites Closure Notice – Thanksgiving 2018

All convenience sites will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.

In addition, the following convenience sites will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving but will be open the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 23rd.  The facilities below will resume normal operating hours thereafter.

  • Atkinson
  • Hampstead
  • Rocky Point
  • Shiloh
  • Whitestocking
  • Transfer Station

Hampstead solid waste site moved to 250 Transfer Station Rd.

The new Hampstead Solid Waste Convenience Site at 250 Transfer Station Rd. is now open.

“The site is located on Transfer Station Road, off US Hwy 17, is between Clayton Homes and Andrew’s Sea Lawn Memorial Park,” said Randell Woodruff, Pender County manager.

Transfer Station Road, which runs from US Hwy 17 to Country Club Drive, us a safer location for citizens to enter and exit, added Mack.

“The Pender County Board of Commissioners moved the solid waste center from US Hwy 17 to a safer location for our citizens,” said Woodruff.

The Commercial Transfer Station Scale and Scale House have been moved to the 250 Transfer Station Rd. site.

“A private developer is currently constructing the road extension,” said Woodruff. “Road construction should be complete by the fall of 2017 which will allow citizens easy exiting onto Country Club Drive.”

Both sites are now open and available for public use.

For more information regarding the new Hampstead Solid Waste Convenience Site, please call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.

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Facility Relocations

The Hampstead Convenience Site and the Transfer Station scales will be permanently relocated to 250 Transfer Station Road.  Beginning August 1, you will need to use these new locations.  Both of these new facilities will be adjacent to the existing Transfer Station scales located at 312 Transfer Station Road.  Operating hours will remain the same.

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