Bulky items, such as appliances and furniture, are collected at no additional charge as part of your regular trash service by appointment only. Call the Office of Solid Waste Management at 910.341.7875 to schedule an appointment. Items should be placed in the right of way only after an appointment is made.
Bulky items, metal bulky items, and yard waste must be placed neatly in separate piles on the right-of-way for pick up. Three different trucks service these items.
For the safety of our work crews, please bend or remove nails from lumber.
Household waste that will not fit in a full trash cart is NOT a bulky item. These extra items must be placed in a bag or box and have an extra trash sticker attached before they will be collected. To purchase extra trash stickers, call the Office of Solid Waste Management at 910.341.7875. Or go to the City's office at 305 Chestnut St to purchase stickers in person.
Due to State regulations:
- The City does not collect tires. Customers may deliver up to 5 tires per day to the New Hanover County landfill for disposal at no charge.
- The City does not collect computers or TV’s. Residents may take electronics, including computers and TVs, to the NHC Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 3002 Hwy 421 North between 10:00am and 2:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am-noon on Saturday. There is no cost to county residents. Visit the NHC Household Hazardous Waste website for details.
- For a full list of materials accepted at the NHC Household Hazardous Waste facility, please click here to visit the NHC website.
Note: Demolition materials from contracted work should not be put out for City collection. Removal of these materials is the responsibility of the contractor. Call the New Hanover County Landfill 910.798.4450 for questions on disposal options.
Do you have construction materials, furniture, housewares or toys that are still in good condition? Please consider donating to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore located at 1203 S. 3rd Street or 7330 Market Street; 910.686.9800
Bicycles that are still in good condition can be refurbished for charitable resdistribution by contacting the Two-Wheeler Dealer at 4408 Wrightsville Avenue; 910.799.6444.