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.

It is the policy of the Town to treat employees and prospective employees in a manner consistent with all applicable employment laws and regulations. The Personnel Policy and all rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be binding on all Town employees. The Town Manager, Town Attorney, members of the Town Board of Commissioners and advisory boards and committees will be exempted except in sections where specifically included.

The Town Manager and all managerial/supervisory personnel are responsible for administration of these personnel policies and procedures. Employees, volunteers and independent contractors are to report anything perceived to be improper to their supervisor, or the Town Manager. The Town believes strongly in an Open Door Policy and encourages employees to talk with their supervisor, Department Head, or the Town Manager concerning any problem. This Policy contains many, but not necessarily all of the rules, regulations, and conditions of employment for Town personnel. An employee violating any of the provisions of this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, as well as prosecution under any civil or criminal laws which have been violated. This Personnel Policy is also intended to provide guidelines covering public service by Town employees and is not a contract.

The provisions of this handbook may be amended and supplemented from time to time without notice and at the discretion of the Town Manager and the Board of Commissioners.