Trash Info 2023
Bulk Items Guidelines
Bulk item pickup must be scheduled by 5 p.m. on Monday of the week pickup is requested by calling Town Hall at (252) 728-2141.
Bulk Item pickup is on Wednesday. All items must be at the curb by 7 a.m.
Acceptable Bulk Items include the following: furniture, mattresses, small appliances, toilets, wood and construction debris generated by the homeowner, not by a contractor. Any single item must be less than 6 feet long and weigh less than 75 pounds.
Not accepted: tires, carpet, cement, concrete, brick, shingles, propane tanks, large appliances, large electronics including TVs and computers. No contractor debris is accepted.
Solid Waste Guidelines
Accepted Household Trash: Household garbage, Styrofoam, broken dishes/ceramics, light bulbs, old pots and pans, empty or dried-out paint cans.
Not accepted: Hazardous materials, motor oil and paints.
Accepted materials include: newspaper, copy/printer paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, green/brown/clear glass, corrugated cardboard (broken-down boxes), gable-top cartons (i.e. milk cartons), empty aerosol cans, aluminum beverage cans, aluminum/steel/tin cans, aluminum foil, Plastics No. 1-7, Rigid plastics such as buckets, plastic toys, lawn furniture; rigid plastics must be under 2 feet in length, and under 40 pounds.
Not accepted: mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, coat hangers, paint cans, hard cover books, paper bags, vinyl siding; Styrofoam or polystyrene, and clam-shell containers, plastic bags, PVC pipe/tubing, plastic, medical products, petroleum products, or hazardous waste containers.
Is there a place to drop off recyclables for processing, instead of waiting for a pickup?
Recyclables are accepted at all of the county’s 12 convenience sites. All county residents are assessed an annual fee for this service. For sites, visit the county website, www.carteretcountync.gov/470/Solid-Waste-Recycling.
If your pickup falls on or following a holiday, your collection will be delayed by one day. We would also like you to know that safety for you, your family, and our employees remains our number one priority.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Open: All services are normal
Good Friday - Office closed: Route collections on normal schedule
Memorial Day - Office closed: Route collections on normal schedule
Independence Day- Office closed: Route collections on normal schedule
Labor Day - Office closed: Route collections on normal schedule
Thanksgiving Day - Office closed: Route collections delayed by one day
Christmas Day - Office closed: Route collections delayed by one day
New Year’s Day - Office closed: Route collections delayed by one day