Landfall custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom homes would like to ensure that New Hanover County residents are aware of a new disposal law for paint waste. Below is a statement from the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance’s latest newsletter, and to read their previous newsletters, click here!

“The New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management has implemented a new policy on paint waste. Paint waste is defined as latex and oil-based paints, lacquer thinner, spray paint, paint strippers, mineral spirits, varnishes, wood stains, used brushes and rollers, etc. The new paint waste policy will be as follows:

Homeowners and contractors are instructed to solidify their paint waste by removing the lid and placing it in an open area or by adding an absorbent material such as sawdust, kitty litter, sand, etc. Once the paint waste has been solidified, they should place it in their trash cart or dumpster along with their regular trash. If homeowners or contractors arrive at the Landfill or Wastec facility with solidified paint waste for disposal, they will be charged the current tip fee for municipal solid waste. If homeowners or contractors arrive at the Landfill with liquid paint waste for disposal they will be directed to the Wastec facility and charged the current tip fee for municipal solid waste. For more information, call 910-798-4400.”

As a proud supporter of the United Way of the Cape Fear Area, Landfall home remodeler Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to encourage our readers to attend their latest fundraiser. The 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness will host a Pajama Party Fundraiser January 28th, 2010 from 7-10pm at The Balcony in downtown Wilmington, NC. Attendees are encouraged to wear their pajamas and dance the night away! Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online. For more information, visit their website!

Landfall custom home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes would like to introduce our readers to the 800 Plus series from Bosch Appliances. The 800 Plus series uses 1.5 gallons of water per cycle—70 percent less than the average dishwasher—with energy and sound efficiencies of 180 kilowatt-hours per year and 40 decibels, respectively. Its triple-filtration system removes debris and small particles, and an improved sensor recognizes the quantity and type of dishes loaded, automatically adjusting water consumption levels to provide the best washing results. For more information, visit Bosch Home Appliances’ website!