Important Updates

Staff is currently working through logistics with Waste Industries regarding the company’s taking over trash and recycling collection for the Town of Beaufort. In an effort to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible, it has been decided to wait until April before transferring that service completely to Waste Industries. A firm date will be announced in mid-March. In the meantime, Public Works will continue to collect household waste on Mondays, recycling on Tuesdays and yard and bulk items on Wednesdays. We will continue to seek public input in the coming weeks. Please email any concerns, questions or suggestions to Public Information Officer Jennifer Allen at

Talk Trash” with a representative from Waste Industries will be held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. March 8 and 4-6 p.m. March 22 in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. Citizens are encouraged to come and ask any questions they have about the new trash collection process. If you can't make these informal meetings, you can check out this film made in Hillsborough that shows how easy the carts are to handle and where to place properly for pick up.

Ricks Avenue is closed to through traffic until further notice due to a failed 36" culvert, which has caused a sink hole in the roadway. Crews are currently being scheduled for repairs. Updates will be provided as they become available. Contact Town Hall at 252-728-2141 for more details.

The purpose of this section is to promote the proper planting and preservation of trees in the Town of Beaufort
The Board of Commissioners has determined the planting and preservation of trees within the Town of Beaufort is not only desirable but essential to the present and future health, safety and welfare of all the citizens.

It is intent this section is to enhance the Town of Beaufort by:
• Regulating the preservation of protected and exceptional trees.
• Regulating the planting of street trees.
• Providing standards for trees, shrubs and their planting.
• Providing a list of native trees, shrubs and their characteristics.

This is done in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of present and future citizens.
The preservation and planting of trees will also help the Town comply with EPA storm water Phase II rules for small municipal separate storm sewer system. These rules govern storm water run-off, aquifer recharge, and other environmental concerns.


If you plan to plant a tree in front of your property in the Town's right of way, please contact Public Works Director Mark Eakes prior to performing this work.