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CEP Sets Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

The Coastal Environmental Partnership, the waste management authority for Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties, announced Friday dates for hazardous waste collection events.

Materials will be collected 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Carteret County Health Department at 3820 Bridges St. in Morehead City; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 at the Pamlico County Courthouse on N.C. 55 in Bayboro; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13 at parking lot E near Oringer Auditorium on the campus of Craven Community College, 800 College Court, in New Bern.

The Saturday events are for residents to drop off non-commercial hazardous waste. Materials accepted include the following:

  • Latex and oil paints.
  • Used motor oil.
  • Farm pesticides.
  • Gasoline.
  • Drain openers.
  • Paint thinners.
  • Cooking oil.
  • Antifreeze.

In addition to commercial waste, items not accepted include gas cylinders, explosives, ammunition and infectious, biological and radioactive waste.

The partnership noted that electronic waste is accepted year-round in all three counties.

For more information contact your county’s solid waste department. Those numbers are 252-648-7878 for Carteret County, 252-636-6659 for Craven County and 252-745-4240 for Pamlico County.

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