New customer convenience center opens at New Hanover Co. Landfill
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, Nov. 20, for a new customer convenience center at the New Hanover County Landfill.
The center, located at 5210 U.S. Hwy. 421, opened to the public on Monday, Nov. 27.
The new center features a waste shredder that will reduce items like furniture and mattresses to tiny pieces. Officials say this will save the landfill up to 60 percent of space.
Officials also reiterated that the landfill only has about 28 years of life left until it is at full capacity. Damage caused by any major hurricanes could drastically reduce that lifespan.
The mound of waste material in the picture below was a crevice about four years ago.
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