More than 3 million cubic yards of Florence debris converted into free mulch


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management has turned nothing into something, and that something is pretty dirty, but in a great way.

There was more than 3 million cubic yards of vegetative debris collected in the county after Hurricane Florence. It has been converted into acres and acres of mulch at the New Hanover County Landfill.

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It can serve many purposes, both commercial and recreational.

Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman said this project is one of the only good things to come from Florence.

“This was a monumental effort as you can imagine,” Suleyman said. “When you’re collecting debris from 45,000 homes and some community properties that were effected as well, it’s a sight to behold.”

You can get some of the mulch for free. Just call New Hanover County Environmental Management. Their phone number is (910) 798-4400.