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Is there a place you can dispose of old gasoline in New Hanover County?

Ken Little

New Hanover County occasionally sponsors household hazardous waste disposal events, but none are currently scheduled, says Lynn Bestul, county solid waste planner.

Another option is Southeast Response & Remediation, Inc., located near the county landfill at 4920 U.S. 421 North. “There is a charge. We’re a private company. We have to handle it and store it and ship it out,” says Rick Miles, company general manager. Southeast Response & Remediation charges $2 per gallon to safely dispose of gasoline and other flammable liquids like oil, diesel fuel and kerosene.

Gasoline or other liquids must be placed in DOT-approved containers. That doesn’t include glass containers or open buckets, Miles says. The approved containers will be cleaned out and returned to the owner, he adds.

The company does pick up liquids, but there is a charge and it is more cost-effective for people with smaller quantities to just drop it off at the business, Miles says.

Southeast Response & Remediation also accepts electronic equipment such as computers and florescent tubes, for a fee.

Materials can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 763-6274 or 1-800-310-6757.

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3 Responses to “ Is there a place you can dispose of old gasoline in New Hanover County?”

  1. On August 13, 2009 at 10:26 am Gray Sneeden wrote:

    It sure would be nice if someone disposed of old fuel for free because there are a lot of people who would rather dump it out than pay a disposal fee.

  2. On December 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm Joe Suleyman wrote:

    New Hanover County opened a permanent Household Hazardous Waste collection facility on May 15, 2013. This facility accepts many household chemicals and electronic equipment, including old fuel. In addition, we accept paint, batteries, CFL bulbs and tubes, pesticides, fertilizers, household cleaners, and more. Located at 3002 US Highway 421 North. Open Mon – Friday from 10:00 to 2:00 and Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00 (excluding holidays).

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