Town of Holden Beach

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Town News

Yard Debris: Yard debris collection will resume on Friday, April 28th and will continue on the second and fourth Fridays of May.

Debris must be placed in a biodegradable bag or bundled in a length not to exceed five (5) feet and fifty (50) pounds. Each residence is allowed a total of ten (10) items, which can include a combination of bundles of brush and limbs meeting the required length and weight and/ or biodegradable bags with grass clippings, leaves, etc. Picks-ups are not provided for vacant lots or construction sites.                        

Decals: 2017 Vehicle Decals will be mailed out to property owners in the April water bills. Property owners will receive two decals in their bills. If you would like additional decals, you may purchase two more at Town Hall for $10 each. 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.

Days at the Dock: Don't miss this year's festival, April 28th & 29th. Come out and enjoy food, crafts and entertainment. Visit for more information.

Plant Sale: The HB Beautification Club will be holding its 6th Annual Plant Sale April 28th - 29th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center (1044 Sabbath Home Road. The profits from this sale are used to buy flowers, shrubs, trees, and hardscapes for the many public gardens and areas on Holden Beach.

2017 Summer Concert Series: Join us on Sundays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the HB Pavilion, starting May 28th for our Summer Concert Series. Check out the calendar by clicking here. Concerts are free to the public.

Holden Beach Pickleball Tournament: Join us for our first Town sponsored Pickleball Tournament on May 5th and 6th. The tournament will be open to ages 19 and up. Teams will compete by self-ranking for Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Entry fees are $20 per person for one event, $5 for a second event. Registration must be received by May 1st. Click here for more information and the registration form. Contact Christy at (910) 842-6488 with any questions.

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.