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Can the landfill set aside construction waste so others can use it?

Katie Coleman
StarNews

Q. In my walks around the neighborhood I pass a lot of new construction. There is much waste in the dumpsters such as 2x4s, particle board, siding, etc. Is it possible that this material could be set aside at the dump so that someone else might use it instead of throwing it away? It would keep the landfill from filling up as fast, cut the tipping fee for the builder, and allow people free access for home building projects.  

A. According to Tish Vincent, landfill supervisor, the landfill does not sort materials that it receives. She said it was against the permit for the landfill to do so. On http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/, there is information about donating construction materials to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 1515 S. Front Street; (910) 762-4744.

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