Confused about which plastics can be recycled?
Now you know — bottles, tubs, jugs and jars are what to put in the recycling bin.
When in doubt, throw it out! #RecycleRightNCPlastic
Most paper can be recycled, including boxes,bags, office paper, newspaper and magazines.
Paper smaller than a business card goes in the trash — so does wrapping paper or paper lined
with plastic/foil. Paper towels and tissues belong in the compost.
When in doubt, throw it out!
What kind of glass is recyclable? Bottles and jars.
However, drinking glasses, glass dishes and Pyrex are made
to withstand high temperatures and aren’t recyclable.
Neither are mirrors or window glass.
Take unbroken household glass items to a thrift store.
Most paper can be recycled, including boxes, bags, office paper,
newspaper and magazines. Paper smaller than a business card goes in the trash — so does wrapping paper or paper lined with plastic/foil. Paper towels and tissues belong
in the compost. When in doubt, throw it out!
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 we will have emptied the bins this week at most of our convenience centers, we will have limited capacity to hold recycling materials,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Utilities director. “We ask that the public hold on to their recyclables this week and wait until mid-week next week.”
Keel said residents who do not want to save their recyclables until next week, the items will be disposed with common waste.
“If there is no room in the recycling bins, customers can place their recyclables in the trash bins if they do not want to wait until next week,” said Keel.
Due to the driving wind and rain during Hurricane Dorian, rain and other materials entered the recycling bins. Wet paper and cardboard cannot be recycled. Those recyclables are considered “contaminated” and will be disposed of in the landfill, according to Keel.
“We apologize for the inconvenience,” said Keel. “We appreciate the patience of the public.”
Pender County offices will be closed Monday September 2nd, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day. The Trash&Recycling Convenience Centers and Transfer Station remain open on their regular schedule.
Solid Waste stickers are provided only with hard copy of tax bill showing the proper code for proof of payment. Without tax bill our personal can’t issue an updated sticker over the weekend and Holiday.
During normal office hours residents can pick up trash sticker at the Utilities office in Burgaw and Hampstead Annex building in Hampstead.
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 AND DEMOLITION WASTE
Small quantities of construction debris such as roofing material, wood, wood pallets (must be broken down), sheetrock, and other similar materials under 200 lb. once a day may be disposed of at the Rocky Point, Burgaw, and Willard Convenience Centers.
Large loads, in excess of 200 lbs., must be taken to the Hampstead Transfer Station (250 Transfer Station Road) and will be charged the current per ton rate. This service is for residential purposes only.
Contractors with large quantities of debris can make disposal arrangements with the Sampson County Landfill (910-525-4132)
Couches, mattresses, box springs, and similar items under 200 lb. once a day may be brought to the Convenience Centers at Rocky Point, Burgaw, Willard or the Transfer Station for disposal. These items should be placed in the construction and demolition debris (C&D) containers. Large loads, in excess of 200 lbs., must be taken to the Transfer Station (250 Transfer Station Road) and will be charged the current per ton rate. This service is for residential purposes only.
* Tires originating from site clean-ups or land clearing, tires generated from businesses without the required paperwork/tire documentation, stockpiled tires, tires generated out-of-state, and tires from the general public in excess of five (5) per day ALL will be accepted at the Transfer Station off Highway 17 in Hampstead at a charge of $75 per ton.
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 of the Pender County Convenience Sites.
Maximum of four solid waste stickers are issued per household for eligible county residents which have paid their annual Solid Waste Fees.
Additional solid waste stickers can be obtained for $15.00 at the Pender County Utilities Office (910) 259-1570, the Pender County Transfer Station Hampstead (910) 270-5011, and the Pender County Hampstead Annex at (910) 270-6704.
Solid Waste Fee issued mid-year will be charged a pro-rata rate based on the time of purchase for Eligible county residents include residents which do not live in the incorporated areas of Pender County.
Town Residents – Residents living within incorporated areas will not be issued solid waste stickers. Please use your respective town’s municipal solid waste services for proper waste disposal.
Solid Waste Decal Purchase Procedures for County Residents in Incorporated Areas
Pender County residents in incorporated areas do not receive Pender County Solid Waste decals, due to receiving (and paying for) solid waste services from their municipality. These residents are not charged a solid waste availability fee by Pender County.If county decals are purchased, any solid waste fees paid to a municipality will NOT be affected. You will NOT receive a refund of your town’s fees and will still have to pay your town’s fees in the future.
However, if residents in incorporated areas desire to utilize Pender County Solid Waste Convenience Center sites, they can pay the appropriate availability fee for the Full or Recycle-only decals to gain access. The fee charged for decals is for the complete period of service remaining for the decal. In other words, if purchased in April 2019 (when the new 2-year decal was issued), an incorporated area resident would pay for 2 years of service ($440 for Full Use, $220 for Recycle-only). This fee will be pro-rated if purchased later during the decal’s stated term. All sales are final, and no refunds will be issued.
Pender County offices will be closed Thursday July 4th in observance of the Independence Day. The Convenience Centers and Transfer Station remain open on their regular schedule. Solid Waste stickers are provided only with hard copy of tax bill showing the proper code for proof of payment. Without tax bill our personal can’t issue an updated sticker over the weekend and Holiday.
During normal office hours residents can pick up sticker at the Utilities office in Burgaw and Hampstead Annex building in Hampstead.
With blue or yellow sticker attached to windshield of vehicle residents of Pender County can dump 200lb or less once a day of C&D at our Convenience site’s locations.
We have 4 locations – Burgaw, Rocky Point, Willard and Transfer Station.
All decals are proof of residence and accepted for residential only C&D disposal.