GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
- Every MONDAY for all properties on Fort Fisher Boulevard, Atlantic Avenue, Spotters Court and properties south of K Avenue, including the south side of K Avenue.
- Every TUESDAY for all other properties north of K Avenue, including the north side of K Avenue.
- For Town holiday garbage collection, refer to the Garbage/Recycle Calendar.
Place your garbage cart in front of your premises for collection after sunset on the day prior to collection or by 7:00 am (6:00 am during summer season) on the day of collection. Your empty cart must be returned to your home by midnight on the day of collection.
- Off-season, garbage collection is every Monday and Friday.
- In-Season, garbage collection is every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
VACATION RENTAL (SUMMER) GARBAGE COLLECTION*
Every year, near the beginning of summer, the Town offers an *optional, ADDITIONAL garbage pickup for vacation rentals that takes place on Saturdays or Sundays. The service runs from the beginning of June until Labor Day. If you choose this option, you must sign up for a minimum of two months service at a cost of an additional $50 per month, per cart. If you are the property owner or manager of a vacation rental property and would like to sign up for this additional service, call the Utilities department at Town Hall.
NOTE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
By Town ordinance, garbage carts can only be purchased by property owners. To order a garbage cart for your premises, please click here to fill out the form. If you have any questions please call Town Hall. Carts are $80 and the cost will be included on your next utility bill.
REGULAR COLLECTION SCHEDULE
Every Thursday, Public Works sends a trash truck around to dispose of bulk trash items that aren't accepted in your weekly garbage collection. If you have bulk trash items you'd like to dispose of, call Public Works to be placed on the collection schedule. Place your trash in front of your premises after sunset on Wednesday or before 7AM on Thursday. An extra fee will be charged for this service and will be included on your utility bill.
ACCEPTABLE TRASH ITEMS
Large trash items such as old furniture, yard debris and other miscellaneous items can be picked up. DO NOT bag your yard debris (brush) or mix it with other materials.
UNACCEPTABLE TRASH ITEMS
We DO NOT collect shingles, tires, asbestos/asbestos products, building materials, or Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials such as toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive materials (pesticides, paint, used oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, batteries, electronic equipment and mercury-containg bulbs, lamps or thermostats). Information on the county's Hazardous Waste Collection sites and program can be found under on the Recycling webpage under SERVICES.
FREE CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP
Every year, during the first two weeks in January, Public Works will pickup your discarded Christmas tree FREE OF CHARGE. Please leave your tree on your property line for pickup during that time. If you place extra debris alongside of your tree for pickup, you will be charged the standard fee for removing the extra debris. Call Public Works if you have any questions.