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.

UPDATE; Waste Industries will begin providing garbage and recycling pickup for the Town effective Feb. 27, 2017.  
During the month of February 2017, all residents will be delivered a green 95-gallon cart for trash and a blue 95-gallon cart for recycling.  
These containers will be new and already assembled.  
Simple instructions on where to place the containers, your day of service and what materials can be recycled will be delivered with your carts. 
More detailed information will be published on the Town’s website, newsletter and through other venues in the coming months to help residents prepare for these change 


Services offered 

The Town of Beaufort provides water and sewer services as well as trash, recycling and yard debris pickup for its residents.

Trash Collection is on Mondays, Recycling is collected on Tuesdays and Yard Debris and Bulk Items are collected on Wednesdays.

Trash, recycling, yard debris and bulk items to be collected need be out by 7:30 a.m. on the respective day of collection.

Refuse shall be collected from a point adjacent to the public streets. Garbage, trash, leaves, limbs and the like should not be placed in the street or gutter for collection. Containers and bagged trash only will be collected. However, if the householder uses plastic bags, it is the sole risk and responsibility of the householder to remove spilled garbage resulting from tears on the plastic bag.

There are several ways to pay your utility bill. 

  • In person at Town Hall, 701 Front St. (use the Pollock Street entrance). You can pay with cash, check or American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard, Pulse, Star and NYCE. There Is A 2.95-percent fee for all credit card transactions.
    Mail to P.O. Box 390, Beaufort, N.C. 28516.
  • There is a drop box behind Town Hall beside the driveway.
  • You may set your account up on automatic bank draft. Your checking account will be drafted on the 10 of the month. You may sign up for an automatic bank draft using the following document “Automatic Bank Draft” located here.
  • Pay online using Official Payments for utility services and taxes at Official Payments or by telephone by calling 1-800-272-9829. Official Payments, the service provider, charges a convenience fee for payment processing, currently $3 for utility payments and 3 percent for taxes with a cap of $175. Use jurisdiction code 4394.

The office does not accept payment by phone or online. Those payments are processed for the Town by Official Payments

Downloadable Documents and Forms

Town of Beaufort Fee and Usage Rates Schedule

Town of Beaufort Water System Annual Report

Application for Service

Automatic Bank Draft

Transfer of Service 

Disconnect Service

List of Links and Resources

NC American Water Works Association
NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
NC Rural Water Association