How does your garbage get from your house to the Tuscarora Landfill? Let me count the ways.
Residents of Craven County have numerous methods. Some municipalities offer curbside collection with charges added to the utility bill. Craven Coun-ty’s Pay-As-You-Throw program offers residents incentive to reduce, reuse and recycle before they put that sticker on their trash. In other words, they only pay for the amount of trash they generate. After the sticker is placed on the trash it is either picked up by one of Craven County’s Franchised Haulers or it is taken to one of Craven County’s Convenience Centers. The final step for any of the above collection points is disposal at the Tuscarora Landfill. Craven County residents also have the option of taking their gar-bage directly to the landfill. The tipping fee is $38.00 per ton or 1.9 cents per pound. There is a $1.00 minimum charge.
Municipalities in Carteret County offer weekly curbside pickup for monthly or annual fees. Carteret County has twelve convenience centers where resi-dents can dispose of waste. Households in the unincorporated areas are charged $160.00 annually. All residents of the county can take their trash to the Newport Transfer Station. The tipping fee is $50.50 per ton with a $1.00 minimum. The additional $12.50 per ton is for transportation.
Options for solid waste collection are similar in Pamlico County. Several mu-nicipalities offer curbside collection. All other residents take their trash to the Grantsboro Transfer Station. The tipping fee is $50.50 per ton with a $1.00 minimum. The additional $12.50 per ton is for transportation.
All of that was said to say this; no matter how or where it’s collected, all gar-bage generated in Craven, Carteret or Pamlico County is disposed of in the Tuscarora Landfill. Collection programs in the partnership area are as differ-ent as their municipalities or counties.