New Hanover County’s composting program, now more than five years old, was never intended as a revenue stream, rather it’s way to keep food waste out of the landfill.
New Hanover now accepting new materials for recycling
New Hanover County Recycling and Solid Waste now will accept paper-based items like to-go cups and No. 5 plastic containers that hold shampoo and soap.
Outer Banks recycling stabilizes after years of turmoil
Upheaval in markets, controversy over incineration and escalating costs had prompted officials in Dare and Currituck county towns to question whether to continue the service.
Dare County resumes recycling on America Recycles Day
Staffing issues remain but the service that ended earlier this year is available again with new changes in place.
Nags Head Recycling Pickup to Start May 1
Nags Head officials have approved a contract for residential curbside recycling collection that is set to begin May 1.
Manteo to Move to Subscription Recycling
Manteo residents have until Jan. 31 to opt in to the paid subscription-based recycling program through Bay Disposal.
Recycling Industry Faces New Challenges
Waste and recycling organization representatives have seen a change in what and how residential customers are recycling since the stay-at-home order was put in place this March to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Recycling Remains On Hold in Nags Head
Uncertainty and rising costs prompted Nags Head commissioners to halt the town’s curbside recycling program in May, but service still hasn’t resumed as visitors arrive in droves.
Recyclers Grapple With Contamination Costs
Garbage mixed with recyclables is compounding problems and raising costs in the recycling industry, as here on the coast, operators ask folks to be mindful of what they throw in the bin.