Andy Mulvey Compostable Organic Waste Makes Up Nearly 70% Of Landfill Stream In New Hanover County By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Jun 13, 2018 New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management Listen Listening... / 1:25 Listen to the story here. Food waste and other organic material accounts for more than half of New Hanover County’s landfill stream. That’s why a new food waste collection program starts July 1st. CoastLine: Recycling Market Struggles With Contamination, Aspirational Recyclers By Rachel Lewis Hilburn & Rachel Keith • Jun 13, 2018 Listen Listening... / 49:47 Listen to CoastLine here. More than half of all waste that heads to the landfill in New Hanover County is food waste or some other compostable material. Local environmental management officials estimate the real number is between 65 and 70%.