Residential Trash Collection

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Waste Industries began residential collection on May 1, 2017. The only holiday that will impact collection is Thanksgiving Day. See below for Waste Industries holiday schedule, collection map, recycling schedule and contact information.

Waste Industries may be contacted at (252) 223-4176. The office is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Open - All services are normal
Good Friday - Office closed – Route collections on normal schedule
Memorial Day - Office closed – Route collections on normal schedule
Independence Day - Office closed – Route collections on normal schedule
Labor Day - Office closed – Route collections on normal schedule
Thanksgiving Day - Office closed – Route collections delayed by one day
Christmas Day - Office closed on 12/26 – Residential routes on normal schedule. Carteret County commercial and roll-out routes on normal schedule.
New Years Day - Office closed on 1/2/2018 – Residential routes on normal schedule. Carteret County commercial and roll-out routes on normal schedule.



2017-02-09 KS Town of Beaufort Recycling Guidelines  Calendar - PRINT_Page_1


 2017-02-09 KS Town of Beaufort Container Placement  Map - PRINT_Page_1


Accepted household trash includes the following: household garbage, Styrofoam, broken dishes/ceramics, light bulbs, old pots and pans, empty or dried-out paint cans.

Not accepted: Hazardous materials, motor oil and paints.

For recycling, accepted materials include the following: newspaper, copy/printer paper, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, green/brown/clear glass, corrugated cardboard (broken-down boxes), gable-top cartons (i.e. milk cartons), empty aerosol cans, aluminum beverage cans, aluminum/steel/tin cans, aluminum foil, Plastics No. 1-7, Rigid plastics  such as buckets, plastic toys, lawn furniture; rigid plastics must be under 2 feet in length, and under 40 pounds.

Not accepted: mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, coat hangers, paint cans, hard cover books, paper bags, vinyl siding; Styrofoam or polystyrene, and clam-shell containers, plastic bags, PVC pipe/tubing, plastic, medical products, petroleum products, or hazardous waste containers.

Yard debris acceptable for pickup includes the following: leaves, limbs, grass clippings and bush cuttings.

Not accepted: materials generated by lawn/landscaping service, limbs larger than 18 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length and rocks.

*Town ordinances prohibits all burning within the municipal Town limits. However, if you live outside the municipal Town limits, the NC Division of Forest Resources has an online burning permit system where you can download and submit an open burning permit application.

Bulk items acceptable for pickup include the following: household appliances, furniture, mattresses, small appliances, toilets, wood and construction debris generated by the homeowner, not by a contractor. Any single item must be less than 6 feet long and weigh less than 75 pounds. Not accepted: tires, carpet, cement, concrete, brick, shingles, propane tanks, large electronics including TVs and computers.

Is there a place to drop off recyclables for processing, instead of waiting for a pickup?

Recyclables are accepted at all of the county’s 12 convenience sites. All county residents are assessed an annual fee for this service. For sites, visit the county website,

How do I obtain trash and recycling pickup service?

Request new trash and recycling pickup services at the Beaufort Town Hall, 701 Front St., or by calling 252-728-3175, ext. 225, 228 or 229.

How do I cancel trash and recycling pickup service?

If you are relocating or moving out of Town and need to cancel services, visit Beaufort Town Hall Revenue Department, 701 Front St., or call 252-728-3175, ext. 228 or 229.

What is the cost for trash and recycling pickup?

The Residential fee is $17 per month.

How do I pay for my trash and recycling pickup service?

Visit Beaufort Town Hall Revenue Department, 701 Front St., to pay in person.
Sign up for an automatic bank draft using the Automatic Draft Form.
Pay online using Official Payments for utility services and taxes at
By calling 800-272-9829. Official Payments, the service provider, charges a convenience fee for payment processing, which is $3 for utility payments and 3 percent for taxes with a cap of $175. Use jurisdiction code 4394.

What happens if I miss a payment on my trash and recycling pickup bill?

The monthly fee or charge imposed shall be payable upon receipt by the user but in any event shall be delinquent if not paid within 30 days following mailing of the same by the Town. If the fee is not paid within 30 days following mailing of the bill, the Town is authorized to discontinue service to the user. The Town shall notify the user that his or her bill is delinquent and that no further services will be provided to the user until the charge is paid. Additionally, the Town may impose a late charge per user for continuance of service one the user’s delinquency has resulted in a discontinuance of service to the site.

  How you can help?

Cover your can. Rainwater not only makes cans heavy, but it helps keep trash-infused water off our streets.
Bag household trash. Make sure that the trash inside the trash can is in a bag, so lighter items won't escape.
Can it. Please make all attempts to use trash cans.
Keep animals in mind. Critters LOVE trash and the Town is not responsible for cleaning up after them. If you do have loose bags, please be sure they do not contain food items.
Use trash cans. Please use actual trash cans as opposed to other pails, bins, drums, boxes, or crates.
Early birds get the worm. Crews start early, so you'll want to have your trash to the curb by 7 a.m. to be sure you don't miss the day's pick-up.
Watch your weight. The Town has a 75-pound weight limit for all cans. Our folks work hard so, just remember, the lighter the better. This applies to trash, bulk items and yard debris.
Bag loose yard debris. It speeds up collection and also keeps leaves and clippings out of our storm drains.

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