Keep Wrightsville Beach Clean

Wrightsville Beach is surrounded by beautiful waterways.  There are many things you can do to help keep the beach and waterways clean.

  1. 1)  PACK IT IN / PACK IT OUT.   Whatever you bring to the beach should be removed from the beach.  Check your surrounding area for litter or personal items.

  2. 2)  Please don't place trash outside full containers.  Animals, high tides, and windy conditions can often lead to trash ending up in the waterways.

  3. 3)  Organize a beach sweep.  Keep track of what you find and let us know by completing a Beach Cleanup Summary Form and returning it to us.  

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Wrightsville Beach is surrounded by beautiful waterways. Unfortunately, these waters can often be polluted through stormwater runoff. Because of this concern, Wrightsville Beach developed a Stormwater Management Program in an effort to educate residents, visitors, and businesses about stormwater pollution and the impact to our community and environment.
You are the solution to Stormwater Pollution program are efforts administered by the Town to combat storm water pollution and litter. Animal waste on grass and sidewalks ends up in our waterways. With pets creating 3,000 pounds of waste in New Hanover County each day, it's imperative that we clean up after our pets. Not only is pet waste a detriment to our environment, it can also result in a $250 fine for a pet owner should they leave the waste behind or not have the means with them at all times to pick it up. Pet waste disposal bags are provided by the Town in various locations should you forget to bring your own means for disposal. For more information, contact the Town's park ranger.
Visit us in Wrightsville Beach for a walking tour of our stormwater reduction projects and check out the ways we help to keep your local waterways clean by visiting the North Carolina Coastal Federation.
Wrightsville Beach recycling site is operated and maintained by New Hanover County Environmental Management.  It is open 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.

Location is at the Municipal Complex, 321 Causeway Drive.

Environmental Management
3002 U.S. Highway 421 North
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-798-4408 

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Many local organizations are committed to keeping our environment clean and litter free. Beach sweeps and other area clean ups are often organized. You can find a list of activities on the following websites as well as valuable information pertaining to environmental issues and how you can become involved.
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Vessel sewage is regulated in order to protect our waters and aquatic habitats as well as to safeguard human health. Waters around Wrightsville Beach are designated a no Discharge Zone for vessel sewage. Boaters should be aware of the regulations in order to avoid a significant fine. For more information on clean boating, visit the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Coastal Management's website.
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