Christmas tree recycling in Brunswick and Pender counties

If you can’t leave your tree out curbside for pickup, a few places below in Brunswick and Pender counties are open to recycle your Christmas tree. (Port City Daily/File)

SOUTHEASTERN NC—Swept up one too many needles from your withering Christmas tree? No worries. Once you’ve taken off its ornaments and lights, ribbons and bows, you can easily recycle it.

RELATED: Here’s where to recycle your used Christmas tree in New Hanover County

In Brunswick County, you can take your tree to the landfill in Bolivia (172 Landfill Road NE) anytime through Jan. 31, 2021 for no charge. If you can’t make it to the landfill, convenience centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (closed Friday, Jan. 1) and are located at:


  • 746 Seaside Road SW, Sunset Beach, (910) 579-9932
  • 9921 Chappell Loop Road SE, Leland, (910) 371-9471
  • 1709 Oxpen Road SW, Supply, (910) 842-9523
  • 8392 River Road SE, Southport, (910) 457-9484

Brunswick convenience centers charge $5 per Christmas tree for recycling. However, all Christmas string lights and cords are accepted at the landfill and convenience centers at no charge through the electronics recycling program.

Pender County Solid Waste District is accepting live trees through Jan. 16, and again all decorations must be removed. The two convenience centers in Hampstead and Rocky Point will be accepting trees up to three weeks after Christmas.

The Rocky Point Convenience Center is located at 16232 NC Hwy 210 and is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday and Wednesday).

The Hampstead Convenience Center is located at 250 Transfer Station Rd. and is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and Sundays, 1 – 7 p.m.


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