Reducing reliability on landfills and keeping our coastal environment clean and safe for our future generations is the mission of New Hanover County’s recycling division.
Main Recycling Facility Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed Holidays)
As part of the county’s solid waste management system, the recycling division collects a variety of materials from the waste stream for recycling. The recycling team services seven drop-off sites throughout the county on a daily basis. These sites are for the convenience of county residents that want to recycle materials that would otherwise be placed in their garbage containers. The main recycling processing facility (located at 3002 U.S. Highway 421 North) welcomes sorted recyclables from commercial sources.
*All materials except for cardboard and glass can go into the “MIXED RECYCLING” containers. There are separate marked containers for cardboard and glass.
*No plastic bags please! Return them to a grocery store that offers plastic bag recycling.
The drop-off site at Blair Elementary School has been closed. This site has been relocated to Ogden Park. The Castle Hayne site has been permanently closed due to excessive illegal dumping.
Lendide Drive off of Ogden Park Drive (in the baseball field parking lot)
2316 North College Road (Lowes Food parking lot)
4610 Carolina Beach Road (Moose Lodge parking lot)
MURRAY MIDDLE SCHOOL / VETERAN’S PARK
555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway (west of the baseball fields)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY LANDFILL
5210 U.S. Highway 421 North
NEW HANOVER COUNTY RECYCLING
3002 U.S. Highway 421 North
321 Causeway Drive
Residents in the Wilmington city limits can learn more about recycling services here.
Recycling has numerous benefits, including protecting our water quality, reducing air pollution, saving needed landfill space, conserving natural resources, creating jobs, and providing industry with raw materials for new products.
Did you know?
New Hanover County is pleased to partner with Sonoco Recycling, LLC for the processing and marketing of collected recycled materials at the county’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). This facility serves New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties and processes over 25,000 tons of recyclables per year. It is the only MRF in Southeastern North Carolina and many of the recovered materials are shipped worldwide through the Port of Wilmington.