Town of Holden Beach

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Town News

International Coastal Clean-up: The Town of Holden Beach will participate in the International Coastal Clean-up on Saturday, September 16th.  Participants will be assigned a beach access or waterway park area to clean.  If you are interested, please call Town Hall and ask to speak to Christy to get your beach access assignment.  Supplies can be picked up September 14th or 15th, prior to the event.

Free Dump Week: Brunswick County property owners and residents may dispose of all materials, except for regular household trash and hazardous waste, at the Brunswick County Landfill free of charge September 11th - 16th. Metal, tires, electronics, latex paint and yard debris can be disposed of during free dump week, but they must be placed in their designated area.

Business and commercial vehicles will be charged normal tipping fees. You must show proof of Brunswick County property ownership or residency. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: The Brunswick County Solid Waste Department will be at South Brunswick Middle School from 9:00 a.m. - noon on September 16th to collect household hazardous waste. Items will be taken free of charge from Brunswick County property owners and residents. You must show proof of ownership or residency.

Some items that are accepted are non-latex paints, stains, insecticides, herbicides, household cleaners, pool chemicals and aerosol cans. For items not mentioned, please contact the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at (910) 253-2520. All items brought to the event must be labeled. The staff reserves the right to refuse any item brought to the event. Electronics, latex paints, fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids, clothing, smoke detectors and batteries are not included in the collection, however they are recycled at the Brunswick County Landfill year round for free.The following materials cannot be accepted: ammunition, radioactive materials, infectious or biological waste, explosives, shock sensitive materials (crystallized ethers, picric acids, etc) and non-household materials.

Run HB: Run HB will be held Saturday, September 9th. The event will begin at 7 a.m. Traffic lanes will be marked with cones prior to the start time. The bridge will close briefly and Ocean Boulevard will be one lane for the duration of the half marathon. Please allow ample time for traversing the island this day and avoid routes if possible. Ocean Boulevard, Brunswick Avenue and the bridge will all have decreased vehicular access. Click here for more information and the race routes.

Decals: 2017 Vehicle Decals were mailed out to property owners in the April water bills. If you would like additional decals, you may obtain two more at Town Hall. It is the property owner's responsibility to distribute decals to their tenants if you own a fulltime rental property.

The decals are your passes to get back onto the island to check your property in the event an emergency situation would necessitate restricting access to the island. Decals must be displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the windshield, where they are not obstructed by any other items. Officials must be able to clearly read the decal from outside the vehicle.  Please note that re-entry will not be allowed if a current, intact decal is not affixed to the windshield as designated. It is important that you place your decals on your vehicles immediately to avoid misplacing the decals.

Curbside Trash Collection: All carts must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection days. Waste Industries has notified us that they will no longer remove cans from homeowners’ racks. This service has not been included in our contract with Waste Industries for years, however they were lenient and continued removing the cans from the racks when homeowners were not in compliance.

Make sure to have your carts by the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day to avoid your trash not being collected.

2017 Summer Concert Series: Join us on Sundays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the HB Pavilion for our Summer Concert Series. Check out the calendar by clicking here. Concerts are free to the public.

Turtle Talk: This free educational program shares information about the Turtle Patrol, sea turtles and how vacationers and residents can help the sea turtles nest on Holden Beach. The program is held on Wednesdays throughout the summer at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Public Assembly. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited.

Kayak Launch: The Town's first kayak launch is operational at Bridgeview Park.  The launch is part of our Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant project.  This is the first of two launches that will be installed.

Annual Beach Monitoring Report: Fran Way from Applied Technology and Management presented the Annual Beach Monitoring Report results at the October 18th BOC meeting. Click here to view his slideshow.

Recycling Center: Effective September 6, 2016 the Recycling Center located near the water tower will no longer be operational. The county operates a manned facility at 1709 Oxpen Road. The facility is open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Curbside recycling is available. Click here for more information.

Transient Dock: Our new transient dock at Bridgeview Park is now open. Click here to view the registration form.

Artificial Reef Guide: Sunken vessels, aircraft, train boxcars and old bridges are all underwater treasures located along North Carolina’s coast, strategically situated to promote fishing opportunities. Now, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Guide will show you where to find them. Click here to view the online version of the guide.

EV Station: Check out our new EV Station on Jordan Boulevard. This station is free of charge, courtesy of Brunswick Electric.

Volunteers: The Town is always looking for people to volunteer on our various boards and committees. If you are interested, submit a resume form to

Recreational Activities: Make sure to check out our Parks & Recreation page for information on activities.

Safety Tips: Chief Layne reminds everyone to not leave valuables in your vehicles when they are unattended. Always lock your doors.

Mobile App: We are excited to announce the release of our Town mobile app. This new social media tool is a mobile friendly version of our website. Push notifications can be sent to assist in communications during an emergency situation. This is a FREE app. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play and search "Holden Beach" to download the app.

Town Flags: The Town has Town Flags in stock. You can purchase one for $40.

Vegetation and Sand Fence: The Town encourages owners to vegetate their properties and install sand fencing. This is a great way to protect your property and accumulate sand on your dune. Please contact the CAMA Officer at (910) 842-6080 if you would like further information.