Public Notice

Public Notice

Volunteer resources and contacts to help post-Hurricane Dorian


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Emergency Services coordinates offers for donations and volunteer assistance with the Brunswick County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Questions about who to contact for help, how to volunteer or how to donate items? Contact Emergency Services Volunteer and Nonprofit Coordinator Leslie Stanley for direction to the appropriate VOAD agency or county department based on your needs.

A list of VOAD partner organizations that may be able to assist residents with unmet and construction needs post-Hurricane Dorian is available at

Based on the level of impact to Brunswick County, VOAD anticipates that its available resources are enough to serve the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. VOAD is thankful to everyone who has reached out to offer help.

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Brunswick County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, Sept. 21


Brunswick County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, Sept. 21


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Have old or unused stains, insecticides, household cleaning products or more lying around? Dispose of them properly at the upcoming Brunswick County Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

The free collection event is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Road, in Southport.

Items will be taken from Brunswick County property owners, residents and farmers. Participants must show proof of Brunswick County property ownership or residency.

Some items that are accepted include non-latex paints, stains, insecticides, herbicides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, batteries and aerosol cans.

For items not mentioned, contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at 910.253.2520.

All items must be labeled. The staff onsite reserve the right to refuse any item brought to the event.

Electronics, latex paints, fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids, clothing and smoke detectors are not included in the household hazardous waste collection, however, they are recycled at the Brunswick County Landfill year-round for free.

The following materials cannot be accepted: ammunition, radioactive materials, infectious or biological waste, explosives, shock sensitive materials (crystallized ethers, picric acids, etc.), and non-household materials.

Brunswick County Solid Waste and Recycling sponsors these collection events with the partnership of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful.


For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email