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Commission denies city’s request to waive dump fees, approves workforce housing project

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has denied a request from the City of Wilmington to dump contaminated soil at the county landfill free of charge.

Police: ‘Dumpster diving’ at clothing store turned fatal

Police in North Carolina are searching a landfill for the remains of a woman believed to have been killed after climbing into a trash container to look for reusable items.
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More than 3 million cubic yards of Florence debris converted into free mulch

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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New Hanover County making efforts to be more eco-friendly

The size of the flame is normal and shouldn't be a cause for alarm.
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Flemington Community faces more water concerns

Water contamination is nothing new for people who live off 421 in New Hanover County.
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New program recycles cigarette butts

A new recycling program aims to reduce the number of cigarettes that end up in our waterways, on our streets, and in our landfill.

Brunswick Co. landfill free to use through Saturday

videoTime to clear out the clutter and for free in Brunswick County. If you live in Brunswick County you can utilize the landfill this week at no charge.

NC waste management director retiring in June

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.

Building constructed using landfill trash

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.

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