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 Beaufort Public Works Department strives to create a clean, hospitable and livable environment for residents and visitors alike.

The department does this by ensuring streets, sidewalks and public areas are well maintained and preserved to enhance and improve public safety and perception of Beaufort.

The Public Works Department is responsible for many duties, including:

• Routine trash, recycling, yard debris and bulk item pickup and disposal for residents and businesses
• Preventative and recurring maintenance of streets and sidewalks
• Sign maintenance and placement
• Routine and project landscaping operations
• Preventative and recurring maintenance of the Town’s motor and equipment pool
• Preventative and recurring maintenance facilities and grounds
• Periodic cleaning and trimming of drainages and urban tree canopy

Fees are associated with many of these services. The FY16 fee schedule for Water, Sewer & Solid Waste Collection is available here

Public Works Staff Directory 


Message from the Director

I look to improve Beaufort through effective and efficient waste and debris collection practices and environmentally conscious disposal methods, through preventative and recurring maintenance of roadways and streets, and routine and project landscaping operations for the Town, and that’s just what the public sees.
All of these duties and more are completed by a team of eight Public Works employees who under my supervision perform to the best of their abilities and share the same desire to build upon and enhance Beaufort, NC.


Mark Eakes 
Public Works Director