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CEP "Talking Trash" Newsletters, published every quarter. Download your copy below:
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NEWS RELEASE: Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Coastal Regional Solid Waste Management Authority by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.  This has been presented to Miriam S. Sumner, Finance Officer.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C

Updated Three-Year Update to the 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan
The Coastal Environmental Partnership (CEP) has prepared the 2012 update to the area's Solid Waste Management Plan. Pursuant to the Intercounty Solid Waste Agreements between the CEP and the three counties, and the Interlocal Solid Waste Agreements between the CEP and the municipalities in the counties, the responsibility for preparing the solid waste plan is delegated to the Partnership. This plan has been reviewed and approved by the CEP Board of Directors and by the Boards of County Commissioners of Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties.
Click to download the complete report in PDF.
(Note: This is a multipage-PDF document. It will take 1-2 minutes to download, so please be patient.)

Electronics (TV's and Computers) are accepted for recycling in Craven, Carteret and Pamlico Counties year round. To find the drop-off location and schedule for your county, please call:

• Craven County:  252-636-6659
• Carteret County:  252-728-8595
• Pamlico County:  252-745-4240
These items are banned from the Tuscarora Landfill and all landfills in North Carolina.

Directed by SESSION LAW 2010-67, SENATE BILL 887, discarded computer equipment and discarded televisions banned from North Carolina landfills.

NEW! Sustainable Craven
What is "sustainability"? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of sustainability is: of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.

Sustainable Craven is designed to bring awareness to the efforts of Craven Community College students, faculty and staff to increase campus sustainability. Go here for info.

North Carolina House Bill 1465 bans the disposal of rigid plastic bottles from NC landfills. The bill describes a rigid plastic bottle as having a "neck smaller than the body of the container and that accepts a screw top, snap cap or other closure. The prohibition on the disposal of recyclable rigid plastic containers in landfills does not apply to rigid plastic containers that are intended for use in the sale or distribution of motor oil, oil or pesticides." The majority of the plastic containers banned include plastic water, juice, and soft drink bottles.

HB 1465 also prohibits the disposal of motor vehicle oil filters and wooden pallets in landfills.