Harnett County Solid Waste is excited to announce that the new and improved Campbell Convenience Site at 117 Kivett Road, Buies Creek, is now open.
The new convenience site will offer household trash collection and commingled recycling, as well as book and textile recycling. The site features self-contained compactors for household trash and commingled recycling, which are more sanitary and offer a more pleasant appearance than the traditional open-top containers. An attendant will also be on duty when the site is open. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every day of the week except for Wednesday and Sunday.
Harnett County and Campbell University will hold a joint ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the site on Friday, April 21, the day before Earth Day.
Residents are invited to come out and celebrate the opening of the new Campbell Convenience Site from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A brief program and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. This event will include free giveaways and refreshments. There will also be plenty of fun things for kids including exhibits, Can Man and Campbell University’s mascot, Gaylord.
In addition to representatives from Harnett County and Campbell University, officials with the N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Services (DEACS), N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, and Republic Services will be on-hand for this event. First grade students from Buies Creek Elementary will also be in attendance, as well as Environmental Science students from Campbell.
“Two years ago, the County was forced to close our convenience site in Buies Creek due to illegal dumping,” said County Engineer Amanda Bader. “We are thrilled that Campbell University has partnered with the County to allow us to reopen this much needed convenience site to offer household trash disposal as well as commingled and cardboard-only recycling.”
“Campbell University is proud to partner with Harnett County to provide a place for recycling and trash collection for our community,” said Jim Roberts, Campbell University Vice President for Business and Treasurer. “Campbell is committed to being good stewards of the resources that have sustained our institution since its founding.”
Bader said the addition of compactors at the site as well as staff will help prevent the issues that resulted in the closing of the former convenience site.
“Convenience sites like this serve as the County’s first line of defense for illegal dumping and littering,” said Bader. “We are also excited to partner with Republic Services to provide environmental education and encourage stewardship throughout the County. Recycling is not only positive for the environment but also offers economic opportunities for our state.”
Please note that household trash should be bagged for disposal while recyclables should not be bagged. Plastic films should not be included in recycling. Grocery store bags, shrink wrap and other films should be recycled at your local retailer that collects plastic bags for recycling.
For more information, go to www.harnett.org/waste/.