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Where can you recycle oyster shells in the Wilmington area?


Oysterman Adam Donathan uses an oyster knocker to gather oysters on a tributary of the Intracoastal Waterway in front of Masonboro Island on Oct. 15, 2011. (StarNews file photo)

According to the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Marine Fisheries, oyster shells can be dropped off for recycling at the following locations in New Hanover County:

Carolina Beach:

B & B Bait and Tackle and Seafood, 1301 Bridge Barrier Road, Carolina Beach [Map this].

Blackburn’s Seafood Market, 440 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach [Map this].

Carolina Beach State Park, Bridge Barrier Road, Carolina Beach.

Fort Fisher:

Fort Fisher State Park, 1000 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach [Map this].


Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington [Map this].

Eagle Island Seafood and Produce, 2500 U.S. 421 N., Wilmington [Map this].

Greenville Loop Seafood, 5830 Greenville Loop Road, Wilmington [Map this].

New Hanover County Landfill, 5210 U.S. 421 N., Wilmington [Map this].

Nixon’s Oyster House, 6955 Market St., Wilmington [Map this].

Seaview Crab Company, 6458 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington [Map this].

Trails End Park off Masonboro Loop Road.

Wrightsville Beach:

Wrightsville Beach DMF Lab, Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach.

For more information, visit http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/oyster-shell-recycling-program.

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