Christmas Decoration Disposal
Recycle Your Christmas Tree For Free At County Landfill through January
Once you’ve put away the ornaments, tree skirt, star and lights, you might wonder what you should do with the tree, and all that wrapping paper and boxes. Brunswick County residents can keep the spirit of Christmas going by recycling their trees for free at the Brunswick County Landfill, 172 Landfill Rd. NE in Bolivia, through January 31, 2019. The landfill is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm and Saturday from 7:30am to 3:00pm. The convenient sites are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
You can also leave cardboard boxes and non-metallic Christmas cards for recycling there, but that colorful holiday wrapping paper, tissue wrap and gift bags need to go into the trash, as they contaminate the other higher grade recycling papers. The samerule applies to curbside recycling – no wrap or gift bags in the cans. Just trash it.
In addition, all the County Convenience Sites will take your Christmas tree, from December 31 until January 31, but there is a five-dollar fee. And the landfill and convenience sites will take your strings of broken tree lights. If you have curbside recycling, don’t put those lights into the cans, though, as they are also not acceptable and could get tangled in the machines at the material recovery facility.
For your future reference, the landfill and convenience sites will gladly accept electronics, clothes, batteries, cellphones, cooking oil, appliances, propane tanks, and fluorescent bulbs for recycling.
Visit www.brunswickcountync.gov/solid-waste-and-recycling/recycling/ for locations, operating times, and more details on what is accepted at these locations, and curbside.
Brunswick County Holiday Trash Schedule:
Solid Waste Office and Landfill – closed December 24 to 26
Convenience Sites – closed December 24 and 25
Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection – Collections scheduled for December 25 will take place December 29