New Hanover County is closely monitoring Hurricane Joaquin and a significant rainfall event with the potential to cause life threatening flooding.  Use the link provided for the latest on these events.


Located in coastal southeastern North Carolina, the New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management oversees one of the state’s most advanced integrated solid waste disposal systems. The Department operates a recycling drop-off collection system, a Household Hazardous Waste and electronic waste collection system, a RCRA Subtitle D landfill, Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) diversion, and yard waste passive composting operations.  The resulting system minimizes the use of land resources consumed for burying the waste we generate, and minimizes the potential risks for contaminating the area’s delicate environment.

Environmental Management: 3002 U.S. Highway 421 North • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4400 • Fax 910-798-4408