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EFFECTIVE OCT 9
New Landfill Rules
Require Haulers To Sort Trash
BY ERIC C ARLSON
Trash is trash. Right?
Not anymore. Under strict new
regulations that go into effect Octi
anyone who hauls building materials
and construction waste to the county
landfill will be required to sort their
loads and separate items for differ
ent types of disposal.
Also beginning next month, coun
ty solid-waste personnel will be
making random spot checks of vehi
cles taking materials to the landfill
to make sure that haulers are com
plying w ith the new rules.
"I realize that this is going to put
an additional burden on some peo
ple. especially building contractors."
said county recycling coordinator
Mary McCarley. "But ihey have to
realize that this is not just something
BtuiiNNvick County decided to do on
its own. It's being mandated by the
federal government and enforced
throughout the state."
In an effort to get the word out to
the construction industry, McCarley
has distributed packets of informa
tion to the two local home builders
associations and made them avail
able at area building inspection of
fices and lumber yards.
The memo informs builders that
they should either separate loads of
construction waste before coming to
the landfill or have the ability to sort
the load before dumping.
Whenever possible. McCarley
urges builders to recycle their usable
construction materials by donating
them to local non-profit organiza
tions. Among the agencies that ac
cept such items are Helping Hands
in Brunswick County (253-4301);
the Volunteer Information Center
(754-4766); Hope Harbor Home
(754-5726); Habitat for Humanity
Industries (9 19-79 1-2784); and the
Salvation Army (919-791-2764).
Beginning Oct. 9, all waste prod
ucts brought to the landfill will have
to be sorted into four categories:
municipal solid waste and house
hold trash; metals and white goods;
yard waste and untreated wood; and
Sheet rock, wall paper, carpet,
linoleum, plaster, caulking, insula
tion. painted or treated wood, tar pa
per. shingles, vinyl siding, plywood
and particle hoard can he accepted at
the county transfer stations or land
fill for hurial. Large quantities of
these items can often he recycled for
improvement projects. McCarley
Block, hrick. gravel, stone, clean
dirt, cement, asphalt and rock will
be accepted at the landfill after
checking with the foreman for the
designated disposal site. These ma
terials also can he used as beneficial
fill or recycled at Wilmington Sand
and Gravel off Highway 421 free of
charge, McCarley said.
County Cable Customers Won't Lose Networks
BY MAKJORIE MEGIVERN
The good news is that there will "probably"
be no networks dropped by Atlantic or Vision
cable companies after October 6. The bad news
is that after another year, the financial conse
quences of negotiations between these compa
nies and the broadcasters will be felt in customer
This is the partial outcome of the 1992 Cable
Act passed by Congress last year, an act that af
fects cable customers in many ways, including
rate increases and program choices. The act has
given broadcasters new power over cable com
panies. resulting in an ultimatum for agreements
to be reached by Oct. 6.
William Greene, president of Vision Cable,
said Monday, after six weeks of negotiation.
"There doesn't appear to be a necessity for drop
ping any of our affiliates. WBTW. a CBS station
in Florence could tell us we can't carry them, but
we have another CBS affiliate in WUNJ." In ad
dition to these CBS stations. Vision Cable car
ries two ABC stations. WWAY and WTVD. and
the NBC affiliate WECT.
Likewise. Russell Price of Atlantic Cable held
out only one possibility of a loss. "We are in the
final stages of negotiating a re-transmission
agreement with WJKA." he said, "but I think
that it. along with the other two, will be retained.
We have a must-carry' with WECl". and a re
transmission consent agreement has already
been reached with WWAY." he went on.
Price explained the two options open to
broadcasters. "If they want to be carried on ca
ble. they can choose a 'must-carry" option and
the cable company is then required to cairy
them. The other option is a re-transmission con
sent. by which the cable company must pay the
broadcaster in return for permission to carry a
If there is no agreement between a particular
broadcast station and cable company by Oct. 6.
that cable network would be dropped.
Price called the law and its consequences, "a
win-win situation for broadcasters, a no-win for
cable and a lose-lose for customers. "He said
Congress has mandated a one-year postpone
ment of any rate increases by cable companies,
but in 1994 that's what will happen. "Costs al
ways get passed down to the consumer." he said.
"I don't see how Congress can see fit to charge
cable companies for doing what any individual
in the country can do by just getting a pair of
There are more than 1 1 ,(KH) cable companies
in the United States, serving more than 57 mil
lion households with varying offerings and rates.
The law, then, will affect different systems in
different ways, changing rates, charges for ser
vices. stations offered and channel assignments.
I ? I
BUCKLE UP OR PAY LJP
'Click It Or Ticket'
Campaign Starts Monday
BY DOUG RIITTER
As police chief in a town where fender-ben
ders are a way of life. Shallotte's Rodney Gause
has seen enough evidence to convince him of the
value of wearing seat belts.
"I've seen people driving right here in town
going no more than 4() miles an hour," he said.
"The people in front of them will hit their brakes
all of a sudden, and then they'll hit the windshield
'cause they weren't buckled up."
Gause 's department is one of hundreds that
will take part in the statewide "Click It Or Ticket"
seat belt campaign that begins next Monday.
Every law enforcement agency in Brunswick
County will participate.
Officers will be setting up check stations and
issuing tickets to people who are not wearing seat
belts or using child restraints. The campaign will
run from Oct. 4-24 and again from Nov. 8-18.
"There will be no warnings issued during this
period," said Sgt. Anthony Midgett of the N.C.
Highway Patrol. "If you are seen driving without
a seat belt, you will get a citation."
A 1986 state law requires drivers and front
seat passengers to wear seat belts. Belts also are
required for rear-seat passengers age 6 and under.
Any child age 3 and under must be in a child re
The Governor's Highway Safety Initiative last
week began a comprehensive public relations
campaign to inform people about the impending
"I want to warn people and let them know af
ter Oct. 4 we are going to enforce the seat belt
law," Gause said last week "it's going to be click
it or ticket, buckle up or pay up."
Anyone caught breaking the law win receive
a $25 ticket. "We don't want to see anybody get a
ticket. We just want to see people wearing their
seat belts," Gause said.
Midgett said the Highway Patrol will have
"saturation patrols" set up throughout the county
where officers will gather in certain areas to look
"We might go to Ash one morning and spend
the afternoon in Calabash," Midgett said Tuesday.
"I'm a believer in seat belts." he added. "I
think they work. I can't remember any accident
where the injuries were made worse by wearing a
Chief Gause agrees. "! wouldn't even think
about getting in a car without wearing a seat belt.
It's a proven fact that they do prevent injuries and
Gause said a Shallotte Police Department sur
vey conducted Sept. 5 indicated that only 30.5 per
cent (61 of 200) of the motorists on Main Street
and Holden Beach Road were wearing seat belts.
"I know if we started today we would write a
lot of tickets," the chief said. "My goal is to get
90 percent of the people in the Shallotte area to
buckle up. at least 90 percent."
A 1992 Sunset Beach program, funded by a
N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public
Safety grant, raised the percentage of motorists
wearing seat belts in that town from 50 to 92 per
cent. said Police Chief J.B. Buell ? the highest
rate in the state.
"We did it, so we know it can be done." Buell
Besides reducing the risk of injury and saving
lives, state officials say people who don't wear
seat belts account for millions of dollars in emer
gency services and health care costs.
Cause said seat belts are a necessity, even for
people who consider themselves excellent drivers.
"A lot of people say, "I'm a safe driver," but the
other driver may be drunk."
Although the "Click It Or Ticket" campaign
will end Nov. 18, Gause said people should get in
the habit of wearing seat belts because the law en
forcement effort won't stop.
Gause said his department is willing to talk
with students, church groups, civic organizations
or anyone else interested in programs on seat belt
"I feel like it's going to work. I feel like we'll
get our percentage up," he said. "I'd rather do it
with education than enforcement, but if it takes
both we'll do it."
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?1990 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON
Untreated and unpainted wood,
shipping pallets and yard waste such
as grass clippings, pine straw,
leaves, branches and limbs and land
clearing debris can be burned on-site
with the proper permits, or disposed
of at the landfill or some transfer
stations. Land clearing debris should
be cut into 5-foot sections before
hauling to the landfill for disposal.
Pallets can bo donated to the under
privileged to be used as heating fuel.
Metals such as copper tubing,
sinks, tubs, steel beams etc. can of
ten be sold to a recycler. Or they can
be taken to the landfill, where the
foreman will instruct the hauler on
where to deposit the materials.
White goods such as refrigerators,
freezers, washers, dryers, air condi
tioners. microwaves, stoves and oth
er appliances can be disposed of at
county convenience sites, transfer
stations or at the landfill. But check
first tn see if these can be repaired
and reused by non-profit organi/a
Miscellaneous doors, windows,
fans, cabinets, sinks, tubs, blinds,
televisions, couches, PVC* piping
etc. can be shared with non-profit
agencies if in operable condition or
disposed at the landfill after consult
ing with the foreman.
McCarley said the county has
contracted to have yard waste and
untreated wood ground into shred
ded mulch for use in landscaping or
as a soil additive. The mulch will be
made available to the public free of
For more information about recy
cling. call McCarley at 253-3t>(K)
Questions about landfill disposal
should be directed to Foreman Tim
Carter at 253-4660 or Landfill Dir
ector Darry Sumersett at 253-4366.
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(Inc. GM Rebate)
Stk * 1 582
This truck is $99 over invoice!
Wa,$,9 465 Now$17227M
USED CAR BONANZA
'92 Geo Metro Now $6,275
Stk # 91 32, auto. AC Was S8.950
'92 Metro Convertible. ...Now $8,44050
Stk #9240, blue, auto, AC. Was $1 1 ,770
'92 Metro LSI Conv Now $8,275
Stk #9233, white, auto, AC. Was 51 1 .770
'92 Storm HB Now $7,635
-Stk #9202^auto. AC ^asj513 73Q ^
'91 GMC Sonoma...... Now $7>4jB8
Stk #9274. Was $11.875 "
93 Chevy S-10 Now $9,888
Low miles. Was S1 1.450
C1993 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON
Large selections of regular
cab and extended
cab models in stock
"YOUR" Brunswick County Chevrolet-Geo Dealer
Sales ? Service ? Parts
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