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Debris pickup unlikely in Brunswick, county extends free dump week

Brunswick County's free dump week is here. However, regular household trash and hazardous waste will not be accepted at the Bolivia landfill. (Port City Daily/File photo)
Brunswick County’s free dump week is here. However, regular household trash and hazardous waste will not be accepted at the Bolivia landfill. (Port City Daily/File photo)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Hurricane Dorian did not leave behind a significant amount of debris or damage.

Brunswick County likely won’t activate its debris removal contract, but instead, has opted to extend its free dump week to two weeks.

Related: Thousands without power in Cape Fear region as Hurricane Dorian heads towards Outer Banks

Hurricane debris, damaged items, or other disposable items can be dropped off free beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Brunswick County Landfill in Bolivia.

The free dump week will extend through Saturday, Sept. 21. All materials can be disposed of at the landfill except hazardous waste during the free dump week.

Designated areas are set aside for metal, tires, electronics, latex paint, and yard debris, according to a county press release Friday. Proof of Brunswick County residency or property ownership is required to participate in the two-week free dump period.

The Brunswick County Landfill is located at 172 Landfill Road in Bolivia. Its hours of operation:

  • Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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