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Friday, October 31, 2014

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste is collected once a week on the same day as your trash collection at no additional charge.  Place yard waste neatly in the right-of-way (sidewalk or curb). Loose yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, pinecones, straw, and vines must be containerized. The following are additional requirements for yard waste collection:

  • Limbs must be no more than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter
  • All loose yard waste (grass clippings, pine straw, vines, pinecones and leaves) must be containerized. A container may be a plastic bag, a box, or a personal 30 gallon trash can. Do not use wheelbarrows, tarps, or the city-provided trash cart or recycling cart.  
  • Yard waste is collected on the same day as regular trash. Have your items in the right-of-way for collection no later than 7:30 a.m. on the day of collection.
  • Large piles of debris will be flagged and put on a waiting list for pickup.
  • Please do not mix non-organic items (roofing tiles, scrap lumber, rocks, etc.) with your yard waste.

 Please be patient with us in times when storms generate large volumes of debris.

Bulky Item Collection

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

Additional Services

In addition to the collection of trash, crews also provide daily litter pick up, alley maintenance, bag delivery, street sweeping, emptying public trash receptacles in the City’s parks and on City streets and code enforcement. City crews collected 82 tons of trash from over 250 brick trash receptacles in the Central Business District and City parks during fiscal year 2007-2008. 


The Special Services Section also provides carrion service to veterinary offices, commercial seafood establishments and City streets.  Over 79 tons of trash was collected from this service during fiscal year 2006-2007.

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