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 offices closed, transfer station remains opened

BURGAW – Pender County offices will be closed Friday, April 19, and Monday, April 23 in observance of the Easter holiday. However, Pender County Utilities (PCU) will keep the Hampstead transfer station open Friday, Saturday, and Monday. The transfer station will close on Easter Sunday. All convenience sites in Pender County will remain open on […]

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. However, if residents in incorporated areas desire to utilize Pender County Solid Waste Convenience Center sites, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday operating hours for Pender County convenience sites

BURGAW –  ALL the Pender County Convenience Sites will close at 3 pm Christmas Eve (12/24th) and will remain closed through Christmas Day (12/25th). ALL locations will be open on Dec. 26th and ALL locations will resume their NORMAL operating hours beginning Dec. 27th.

Translate »