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Holiday Recycling


New Hanover County:

  • City solid waste customers can take their items to the curb for pickup.
  • For regular trash, no stickers are required for excess trash bags on the FIRST pickup after Christmas.
  • For recycling, as usual, customers who have more recycling than can fit into their bin can place excess recyclables in a box, bin or paper bag and set it beside the regular recycling bin. It will be picked up.
  • Wrapping paper is recyclable as long as it is not the foil kind.
  • Christmas trees will be picked up with regular vegetative debris pickups.
  • The solid waste phone number is 341-7875 if city solid waste customers have any questions.

Other New Hanover County Christmas tree drop-off locations through January 31:

  • Ogden Park (Market St. entrance)
  • Myrtle Grove Middle School
  • Trask Middle School
  • Veterans Park
  • Cooperative Extension Service Center on Bradley Drive off Oleander
  • Blue Horizon 2829 North Kerr Ave.


Brunswick County:

  • Can put boxes/wrapping paper out for pickup
  • Trees can be brought to the main Landfill on Galloway Road off of Rte 17 in Bolivia until the end of January

Pender County:

  • 12 recycling "convenience center" sites, 3 of which have open bins dedicated to trees (Rocky Point, Hampstead and Burgaw)
  • Runs through January 12th
  • To get locations, call 910.259.1521 (all other waste accepted at those locations as well)

Bladen County:

  • 17 collection centers throughout the county...different bins available for items, including trees
  • To find out locations or to get a bin, call 910.645.4279

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