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    Trash & Recycling Pickup Information

    Route Map Schedule (interactive citizen information map)

    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.

    Bulk Waste Collection

    Acceptable: For appliances (such as freezers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and/or water heaters): remove doors to appliances or place in a manner that ensures there  is no access by animals or small children. Furniture such as sofas, tables, mattresses, small appliances (microwaves, toasters, & vacuums), paint cans that are dry and have lids removed, wood, tires that have been separated from the rim.

    Unacceptable: Tires on the rim, window frames or doors with glass still in them, filled or partially filled paint cans, treated wood, mirrors, carpet, cement, concrete or brick items, roofing shingles, sheetrock, propane tanks, railroad ties, any demolition or construction debris (this should be removed by the contractor or homeowner), loose clothing (clothing must be bagged - no trash sticker is required).

    *Place bulk waste in a neat pile away from guide wires, trees, fences and power and utility sources.  Bulk waste should be put out for collection no later than 6:00 AM on your scheduled pickup day.

    Yard Waste

    Acceptable: Limbs no longer than 5 feet and no larger than 5 inches in diameter; leaves, pine straw and grass clippings must be bagged; small twigs and hedge clippings must be bagged; hedges and/or bushes must have excess dirt or sand removed from the root.  Loose leaves and pine straw are accepted curbside from November 1st through the last day of February.

    Unacceptable: Loose piles of leaves (except during loose leaf season), clippings, pine straw, any debris resulting from contracted services (including landscapers and tree services - this debris must be hauled off by the contractor or homeowner), sand or dirt piles.