January 13, 2018

Where It All Began

Early in 2017, KNHB board members sat in a meeting room designed like something you'd find within Google's headquarters: surrounded by white boards, hints of orange, and a canvas print of a cow's portrait.  Tayloe Gray Media creates marketing solution...

January 2, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new partner for our Cigarette Litter Recycling Campaign!  Cape Fear Games has installed cigarette litter canisters to collect butts, that are otherwise thrown away or tossed on the curbside.  Did you know? Cigarette butts are the number one...

November 14, 2017

Recycle your holiday light strands this year!  All New Hanover County Libraries will be collecting them Thanksgiving through Christmas!  This is your chance to stay green this holiday season, cheers!

Branch Locations

New Hanover County Public Library - Main Br...

November 13, 2017

Don't sweat the small stuff!  Keep America Beautiful has teamed up with Auto Auctions - they are accepting vehicles, even if they don't run.  This provides an opportunity to help promote clean, green and beautiful things nationally and locally. It offers a tax-deductib...

September 13, 2017

Indeed the triple threat of plastics . . . the lightweight films catch wind, float downstream, and trick wildlife into believing they're food.  Plastic is not photo-degradable, or biodegradable for thousands of years.  Long after many of us will be here.  A simple acti...

June 3, 2017

Recycling program turns cigarette butts into plastic, WECT

"During our monthly clean-ups, we saw we had a problem with the amount of cigarette butts littered around Wilmington, so we looked into options to divert this litter from our environment and our landfill," said...

April 21, 2017

10% of Wilmington's residents recycle. Say what?  Folks, here's a chance to make a difference.  Check out this great article to learn more, written by Cape Fear River Watch board member Dana Sargent.


(1) Recycling is free.

(2) 50% of solid waste is food

(3) Not fun...

April 4, 2017

How to Reduce Your Foot Print:

Say no to Styrofoam or Recycle 6!

For now, New Hanover County cannot recycle these items.  

Try to seek other recyclable packages or compostable options.

Beer caps can be recycled too!  Who knew?

Skip the straw!

Did you know?  Straws cannot be...

April 4, 2017


New Hanover County residents can dispose of hazardous materials conveniently at three locations. Instead of crossing the Cape Fear River, the new

“HazWagon” will be collecting from 10 am - 2 pm weekly:

● Mondays in Ogden Park

● Wednesda...

January 17, 2017

Number One Littered Item WORLDWIDE.

We should recycle cigarette butts! They are seen everywhere on our beautiful beaches, our sidewalks and streets, in our city and county parks! You name it. They damage our environment in multiple ways:

   ● When washed into storm drai...

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