Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 2, 2020)

04.02.2020

Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

Key Points

  • As of April 2, there are 23 positive cases of COVID-19, 225 pending test results and 457 confirmed negative test results, totaling 705 tests administered so far.
  • Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 is now in effect: Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member. The order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. Travelers returning after domestic travel from areas with widespread community transmission, cruise ships, riverboats, or by air travel should also self-quarantine at home for 14 days after returning.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary
  • The CDC now recommends people with mild COVID-19 symptoms stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

 

Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

Brunswick County recognizes America Recycles Day; reminds residents to be cart smart

11.14.2019

Brunswick County recognizes America Recycles Day; reminds residents to be cart smart

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – In honor of America Recycles Day this Friday, Nov. 15, Brunswick County is encouraging residents to commit to recycling correctly every day of the year.

“This fall we have been sharing several recycling tips and reminders to our customers about the dos and don’ts of recycling, and the response has been tremendous and very positive,” Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Micki Bozeman said. “We have actively engaged with many people in person, over the phone, via email, and on platforms like Facebook and Nextdoor to respond to questions and talk about the benefits and challenges that come with recycling, and how we can all work together to make our program as successful as possible.”

Although the Recycle Right NC campaign is winding down this month, Bozeman said the County will continue to share information on the county website and social media platforms like the Keep Brunswick County Beautiful Facebook page to continue conversations and promote recycling.

“There is always room for improvement, and we really appreciate having open dialogue with our recyclers,” Bozeman said. “We already have one of the more successful recycling programs in the state, so we are thankful to everyone for their efforts and their willingness to learn more about how to be even better recyclers.”

Brunswick County currently ranks sixth in the state per capita for its public drop-off recycling programs and 12th in the state for curbside collections.

Recycling efforts are hindered and costs go up when non-recyclable materials, or contaminants, go into the recycling bin. Through these cart smart steps listed below, residents can prevent contamination of the recycling bin and improve the quality and value of the recycling stream:

  • Place empty cans, bottles, paper and cardboard in the recycling bin; keep everything else out
  • Do not bag your recyclable items
  • Do not put plastic bags, cords, hoses and other string-like items in the recycling bin as they can tangle around rotating equipment
  • Avoid putting other things that could be hazardous to workers who sort recycling—like batteries, needles, sharp objects and food residue—into the recycling bin
  • Do not put styrofoam cups and containers in the recycling bin as it is not recyclable through the program
  • When in doubt, throw it out

Are you dedicated to recycling? Keep Brunswick County Beautiful encourages you to take the pledge this America Recycles Day at https://americarecyclesday.org/pledge/

For more information about recycling in Brunswick County, go to  https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/solid-waste-and-recycling/recycling/

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For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov