North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Now you can add repurpose to the list.
One building at Tidal Creek Co-op is being built with mostly second hand materials, materials that otherwise would have ended up at a landfill.
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.
A bill in the State Senate would tighten rules on new landfills. State senators are scrambling to approve a final version of bill 1492 before a landfill moratorium expires August 1. The moratorium has prevented new landfills from being built in the past year. The bill has been delayed because lawmakers cannot come to an agreement on exactly what to include in it.