part of our comprehensive Solid Waste Management Program, Brunswick County takes great strides in identifying, assisting in cleaning
up and stopping illegal dumps. Illegal dumpsites are very unattractive and can
sometimes contain hazardous material that is harmful to people, animals and the
Illegal dumping is a criminal offense in the State of North Carolina. Brunswick County's Solid Waste
Enforcement Officer investigates illegal dumps, illegal burning, littering and
uncovered loads throughout the county. The officer investigates complaints from
concerned citizens and law enforcement officials alike, and has the authority
to issue citations for violations.
Some of Brunswick County’s most problematic
areas for illegal dumping are along the back roads of our county. The County’s
Solid Waste Control Officer has discovered illegal dumps containing hundreds of
tires, stoves, refrigerators, couches and televisions along our roadways. It
is important that residents know they can bring many of these discarded items
to the Brunswick County Landfill at no cost. Landowners are ultimately
responsible for the cleanup of dumpsites; however, trash from an illegal dump
site is searched by the Solid Waste Control Officer for evidence that may lead
to the individual who committed the offense.
illegal dumping, call the Solid Waste Enforcement Officer at (910)
253-2523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide the location of the site, vehicle type and color, Tag #, the
time and date seen, and any further information about the people in the
Littering North Carolina roadways is not
acceptable behavior! Some people simply need to be informed and reminded that
littering, whether deliberate or unintentional, can end with their own personal
commitment to stop. The Swat-A-Litterbug Program is an educational effort
administered by the Office of Beautification Programs within the North Carolina
Department of Transportation that tracks down litterbugs through license
In order to reach out to those who litter, each citizen is asked to assist
in an educational effort to ensure a cleaner and safer North Carolina roadway
system. You can do your part by reporting litterbugs to the Office of
Beautification Programs at 1-800-331-5864 or online at Swat a Litter Bug, or
contact the Solid Waste Control Officer directly at (910) 253-2523.