Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Carteret County's Solid Waste Program

Carteret County operates  12 Convenience Sites to collect Solid Waste from the residents living in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as collect recyclable materials from all citizens.  There is no on site charge to residents for the services offered at the convenience sites.

Carteret County Recycle Program Information
DEFINITIONS of waste collected at Convenience Sites around the county.  Batteries Lead-Acid automobile batteries are accepted at the county sites.

C&D WasteAka Costruction and Demolition Waste.  Solid Waste resulting solely from remodeling, repair or demolition by a resident on residential housing in quantities normally associated with residential housing maintenance. This is expected to be no more than a small pickup load, a 2 CY quantity – Large truckloads will be directed to the Newport Transfer Station at Hibbs Road.

Household Bulky ItemsThese items also referred to as “bulk material” include household furniture, mattresses, and bedding.

Mixed RecyclablesCardboard, newspapers, glass (brown, green, and clear), aluminum and bi-metal beverage & food cans, and plastic beverage containers (HDPE & PET).

MSWAka Municipal Solid Waste.  Any solid waste, garbage and refuse as defined in the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Carteret County, resulting from the operation of a residential establishment that would normally be collected, processed, and disposed of through a public or private solid waste management service.

Waste OilThis waste is used motor oil resulting from the maintenance of household engines such as automobiles, trucks, boats and lawn & garden equipment.

White GoodsThese items include inoperative or discarded refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, or other similar domestic appliance.
Yard WasteThis is solid waste consisting solely of vegetative matter such as leaves, pine straw, pinecones, grass trimmings, and small limbs in quantities normally associated with residential yard maintenance.

Unauthorized WasteThe County will not accept or transport any hazardous waste as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or any other waste that would not be acceptable for disposal at the Tuscarora Landfill operated by the Coastal Environmental Partnership.


The County will not accept Commercial Waste. The convenience sites are for Residential Waste.

Home Electronics Disposal

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