The Town's yard waste collection service utilizes two automated brush trucks that are operated by Town employees. The yard waste collection service is provided as follows:
Effective August 1, 2013, it is no longer necessary for residents and property owners to call the Town to be placed on a list for yard debris collection. Town staff will now make a continuous pass through all streets in the Town. One truck operates in the area between Lee Avenue and the Eastern limits of the town, and the other operates in the area between Lee Avenue and the Pointe. The Town's goal is to collect all yard debris within 7 days of placement at the edge of the street during the "off" season (Labor Day-Memorial Day) and within 14 days during the summers season (Memorial Day-Labor Day.)
The Town is pleased to offer these popular services to our residents and property owners. Yard debris collection services are funded exclusively by the Town's annual solid waste fee, which also funds all residential trash, recycling, and beach strand collection.
The guidelines allow for maximum 6 feet long segments with a diameter no greater than 8 inches. The automated brush truck is able to pick up the large yard waste items with no difficulty.
Please note that yard debris must be placed in neat, separate piles no larger than 10 feet long by 10 feet wide by 4 feet high at the curbside. Leaves and grass clippings should be bagged in paper, biodegradable bags.
The Town's service is available for developed lots only. The yard waste collection service is funded 100% by the Town's annual solid waste fee, and this fee is paid by the owners of developed lots only.
The Town does not collect construction debris. This type of debris can be disposed of at the West Firetower Road site (off Highway 58) or the Newport Transfer Station on Hibbs Road (between U.S. 70 and NC 24) in Newport.