Trash & Recycling Pickup Information

The City of New Bern is no longer collecting discarded computers or TVs for disposal. Find out where to take them here.

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Collection Guidelines:

Household Garbage

Acceptable: Household garbage, glass, waxed food and juice cartons, pots or pans, styrofoam, broken dishes or ceramics, light bulbs, plastic grocery bags

Unacceptable: Hazardous materials, motor oil, paints, discarded TVs or computers

*Place GDS cart away from vehicles or fences, no later than 6:00 AM on your scheduled pickup day. Bagged trash in excess of your GDS cart must have a Craven County trash sticker on the bag for collection.


Acceptable: Glass containers (clear, brown, and green), aluminum beverage cans, newspapers, plastic jugs, food cans

Unacceptable: loose trash, yard waste or other non-recycling materials, broken glass or light bulbs, styrofoam.

*Place your recycling bin out no later than 6:00 AM on your scheduled pickup day.

Mixed Paper Collection

Acceptable: Envelopes, paper bags, writing paper, copy paper, magazines, colored ledger paper, chipboard, detergent boxes, cereal and tissue boxes.  *Place all mixed papers in a clean, brown, paper bag beside recycle bin.

Unacceptable: Frozen food containers, waxed food and juice cartons, loose mixed paper.

Cardboard Collection

Acceptable: Dry, uncontaminated cardboard, broken down/flattened, no larger than 2 ft. by 3 ft.

Unacceptable: Boxes not broken down or that contain shipping material; boxes with yard waste, trash, clothes or other miscellaneous items inside.