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

Reduce Your Single-Use

Almost 10 million plastic bags are used worldwide per minute! If tied together, they’d go around the world seven times every hour! They may take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Say no to that plastic bag. Bring your own! Plastic water bottles are one of the 10 most common items found littering beaches. Plastic […]


Recycling oyster shells is an important source of future oysters for food and natural diversity. Please stop by  local business at Hwy 17 and Hwy 210 West for Oyster shells recycling trailer outside. For more information please call  (910)270 6704 Hampstead Annex. The small shellfish are water filtration powerhouses. Adult oysters can filter impurities from […]

Yard vegetation and Special waste

YARD WASTE State law prohibits the disposal of yard waste and vegetative debris in sanitary landfills. Alternative Disposal Options: backyard composting, controlled burning, or contract with a private hauler.   SPECIAL WASTES Some types of wastes cannot be disposed of at the Convenience Centers, or can only be disposed of in limited quantities. Disposal arrangement […]


While you are out and about at our beautiful beach, please remember the Clean Swell app. Anywhere you find litter and dispose of it in the correct way, you can be enter it  this app, to provide researchers and policy makers the information that they need to provide solutions to the issues on litter. The […]

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 […]

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