Joe Suleyman

The question of what to do with New Hanover County’s solid waste is still open. After hearing long-awaited presentations Monday from two private companies vying to haul local waste to neighboring counties, the commissioners were left dissatisfied with projected costs. While the outside companies have been invited to justify their numbers during next month’s commission board meeting, the county could simply continue to handle waste management operations on its own.

WHQR

New Hanover County is on the verge of out-sourcing its trash operations.  

Legions of local residents could intelligently articulate the importance of recycling. 

New Hanover County is seeking public feedback on new strategies that will affect recycling operations, landfill space and other aspects of countywide waste management. At an open meeting Tuesday night, half a dozen locals expressed mounting concern over the lifespan of the county landfill.

New Hanover County

90 percent of New Hanover County residents don’t recycle or properly dispose of household waste.