New Hanover County is encouraging residents to safely dispose of toxic materials with its new mobile collection unit, the HazWagon. Beginning Monday, January 16th, the HazWagon will be stationed at three different locations in New Hanover County to collect household hazardous waste and electronics free of charge.
Residents can bring items to the following locations each week:
- Mondays at the Ogden Park ball fields, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Wednesdays at the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Fridays at the Carolina Beach Mike Chappell Park (south side of park, across from tennis courts), from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (this is a temporary location and the final location in Carolina Beach is to be determined)
“The HazWagon was created in response to feedback from citizens who wanted a more convenient way to dispose of household hazardous waste,” said Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman. “This waste can be harmful to our health and to the environment if it is absorbed into the ground or into our water supply. The HazWagon will make it easier for residents to do their part and divert these contaminants from the landfill.”
In addition to the HazWagon, residents can bring household hazardous waste to the permanent facility located at 3002 US Highway 421 North, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon.
All collected materials are recycled, repurposed, neutralized, used for alternative power generation, or disposed of in accordance with state and federal law. Due to space limitations, no more than 10 gallons of liquid waste and no more than two TVs can be brought to the HazWagon at a time.
New Hanover County Environmental Management partnered with UNCW’s Sustainability Committee to create the name “HazWagon.” Learn more about this new, free service here.
This information will be permanently available on Kure Beach's website under SERVICES on the Recycling webpage.