Joe Suleyman

Local - April 22
2:47 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Whether Hauled Away or Kept in NHC, Efforts Ensue to Ensure Solid Waste Stream Diverts from Landfill

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.

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Local
7:45 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Waste Part 2: Managing the New Commodity

Dumping recyclables at the defunct Wastec facility
WHQR

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

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Local
5:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Waste Part I: Managing the New Commodity

Compressed aluminum cans for recycling

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

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Local - July 31
4:04 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Weigh in on Recycling and Solid Waste Management in New Hanover County

While the city of Wilmington has curbside recycling, some surrounding municipalities currently depend on drop-off options.

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.

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Local
5:08 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

NHC to open Hazardous Household Waste Facility

New Hanover County

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

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