Recycle Right NC

Last fall Pender County Solid Waste joined the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and NC communities and to spread a statewide Recycle Right NC message about what belongs in the trash and what items to recycle correctly.


This campaign gave us a great opportunity to engage our residents and educate them about recycling.

We found that there was a great deal of confusion about what belongs in the bin and a lack of confidence. Confused residents often try to do the right thing by placing as much as they can in the recycling bin.

But that kind of wishful recycling hinders recycling efforts increases the cost of sorting and degrades the materials that are truly recyclable.


Cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, glass bottles, plastic jars, tubs, jugs and jars are recyclable.

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 January 16.

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.

Dispose of large Items, furniture, mattress & construction debris for residents

Residential Household Items and Construction debris – Once a day small louds under 200lb of residential household items, furniture and a mattress & construction debris can be disposed to C&D bins at the convenience centers in Burgaw, Rocky Point, Willard and Transfer Station Scale House in Hampstead.

For Burgaw, Willard and Rocky Point Convenience Centers Sticker must be attached to windshield of vehicle.

Transfer station scale house is for all Pender county residents, ID or Driving license is requested. If not provided Out of County disposal fee will be charged.

This service is for Individuals residential disposal only.



Pender County Offices Closed November 27th, 28th and 29th

All Pender County offices will be closed on November 27th, 28th and 29th (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County Offices will reopen Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

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 29th .  The facilities below will resume normal operating hours thereafter.

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


Reporting an Illegal Dumper

If you see an illegal dumper in action, do not risk your personal safety by approaching them. Instead, contact the law enforcement officials at 910 259-1212. If you can do so without endangering yourself, please try to get the following information. ( pictures by cellphone)

  • Specific location
  • Time of day
  • License plate number (if applicable)
  • Color, make, model and/or name of business on vehicle
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