WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Do you have electronics you need to get rid of, but you’re not sure where to dispose of them properly? Well, starting today and continuing each Wednesday, New Hanover County residents can drop off electronic waste for free at the landfill off US 421 North.
Residents are allowed to bring up to four items a week to be recycled instead of throwing them in the landfill. The e-waste initiative is a way to collect and recycle non-working electronic goods before a ban on electronics in landfills kicks in July 1.
“We want to keep as much, as many large items as possible out of the landfill as possible, so that the lifespan is expanded of landfills,” New Hanover County Solid Waste Manager Lynn Bestul said. “The other is the possibility of any leakage into the water systems.”>
Bestul said our landfill is double-lined and protected to leakage is not the main issue. He said they want to recycle as many items as possible, and the longer the life of the landfill is expanded, the less expensive it is to operate.