BURGAW – After Hurricane Florence, Pender County is on a long road to recovery. Pender County Utilities opened the county’s solid waste collection centers Sept. 20 for HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY.
“We worked hard to restore power to our sites for the compactors,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Utilities director. “As Pender County empties refrigerators and begins cleaning following Hurricane Florence, we are opening these sites for household garbage only.”
Residents who use the sites for recycle only will be permitted to drop their household waste at the convenience sites.
“It’s a health issue,” said David Williams, Pender County Commissioner. “Spoiled foods should be desposed properly and quickly.”
Proof of residency or driver’s license will be required.
No other wastes can be accepted at this time, until further notice.
Debris from the storm and vegetative matter will not be accepted at the site. The county has hired a debris contractor for collection of those materials.
- Burgaw Convenience Center, 3088 New Savannah Rd.
- Shiloh Convenience Center, 19690 US 421
- Atkinson Convenience Center, 5128 Point Caswell
The following sites opened on Sept. 19 and remain open daily 7am to 7pm (open and closing times may vary slightly):
- Hampstead Convenience Center/Transfer Station, 250 Transfer Station Road
- Surf City Convenience Center, 360 J.H. Batts Road
- Rocky Point Convenience Center, 16232 NC Hwy 210
Further information on other sites will be made available as soon as possible.