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Brunswick Hazardous Waste Drop-off Set

BOLIVIA – Dispose of old or unused stains, insecticides, cleaning products and more properly this weekend during the Brunswick County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.

Examples of household hazardous waste. Photo: EPA

The free collection event is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Brunswick Middle School at 100 Cougar Road in Southport.

Property owners, residents and farmers must show proof of Brunswick County property ownership or residency to participate in the disposal event.

Some items that are accepted include nonlatex paints, stains, insecticides, herbicides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, batteries and aerosol cans.

Items that cannot be accepted include ammunition, radioactive materials, infectious or biological waste, explosives, shock sensitive materials (crystallized ethers, picric acids, etc.) and non-household materials.

Electronics, latex paints, fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids, clothing and smoke detectors are not included in the household hazardous waste collection but can be dropped off year-round and free of charge at the Brunswick County Landfill.

All items must be labeled.  The staff may refuse any item brought to the event.

Contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at 910-253-2520 for information about specific items.

Brunswick County Solid Waste and Recycling sponsors the collection event in partnership of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful.

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