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Household Hazardous Waste Day


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      The annual household hazardous waste collection day will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which is for New Hanover County residents only, will be held rain or shine at the Wilmington International Airport in front of the customs building, located at 1987 Hall Drive.

Examples of household hazardous waste that will be accepted at the event include:
 
  • Car batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Household cleaners
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Mercury thermostats & thermometers
  • Motor oil & antifreeze
  • Pesticides & herbicides
 
     
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, etc.)
  • Fuels 
  • Rechargeable Household Batteries
  • Solvents
  • Fertilizers
  • Smoke Detectors
 

There are several items which will not be accepted, including:

  • Paint
  • Furniture
  • Ammunition
  • Medications
  • Asbestos
  • Propane gas cylinders
  • Trash
 
     
  • Industrial materials
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Sharp items (hypodermic needles)
  • Commercial or business waste
 

Household hazardous waste can be harmful to humans, animals and our environment. Improper disposal can pollute our streams, rivers, drinking water and groundwater.

City trash customers can contact the Solid Waste division at 341-7875 to find out how to dispose of other items, such as paint. 

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