When is trash and recycling picked up?

Magnets with trash and recycling information are available in the Town Administration Building lobby.

Residential trash is collected twice per week all year long by the Town's solid waste contractor Simmons and Simmons Management, Inc.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays: first ocean-side trash collection
  • Tuesdays: first sound-side trash collection
  • Wednesdays: entire Town recycling collection
  • Thursdays: second sound-side trash collection
  • Fridays: second ocean-side trash collection

Ocean-side includes all locations on the south side of NC 58 and Coast Guard Road, and The Point area. Sound-side includes all locations on the north side of NC 58 and Coast Guard Road.

Trash dumpsters at condominium complexes will continue to be emptied every Monday throughout the town, with additional collections scheduled for every Friday, only if necessary.

Recyclables are collected throughout the entire town each Wednesday. To see what is accepted, read the Accepted Recyclables List (PDF).

Another feature of the Town's contract with Simmons and Simmons is that personnel also roll-BACK trash and recycling containers approximately 30 feet from the road after collection. The initial roll-OUT is still the responsibility of the resident, property owner, and/or vacation rental company.

Garbage and/or recyclable containers may be placed adjacent to the street no earlier than noon the day before collection is scheduled and must be returned to an acceptable location by 9 am on the day after collection.

Application for Handicapped Service (PDF) - please call our office at 252-354-3424 for more information.

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1. When is trash and recycling picked up?
2. When does the holiday schedule apply to trash services?
3. What type of trash will be picked up?
4. What are the specific regulations concerning garbage containers?
5. How can I dispose of white goods and large appliances?
6. What type of recycling will be picked up?
7. How can I dispose of brush and yard debris?