Yard Debris & Items

Yard debris is defined as limbs no larger than 4 inches in diameter and 5 feet in length.  Grass clippings, pine straw and leaves must be raked to the curb. October 15th through February 15th.  These collections are usually done by hand with manual tools and must be of manageable size.

Trash is defined as items such as:

  • Baskets
  • Broken Yard Tools
  • Discarded Clothing
  • Items That May Be Located in a Storage Building
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Small Household Articles

However, appliances, mattresses, furniture, and large items are not accepted curbside. For this type pick-up service, residents must call 910-299-4905 and request a special pick-up. A service fee of  $40.00 per load will be added on your water bill.

Cleanup Week

Twice a year, historically during the spring and fall, City Council approves a special cleanup week. During this time, we are allowed to relax our policies and collect items which are normally not allowed. Some examples of these are tires, batteries, furniture, large appliances.

Items Not Collected

There are some items which, even during our Special Cleanup Week, are not allowed for collection. These would include lead based paint, motor oils, lubricants, and home construction related debris. However, some items are not allowed because of potential damage to the collection equipment.