Solid Waste & Recycling
The spring cleaning season is here, and spring also marks the start of Carteret County’s annual series of free Household Hazardous Waste events. During the month of April, any Carteret County resident can bring their old or unwanted latex paint to the following solid waste convenience sites for safe, environmentally responsible disposal.
Hibbs Road Convenience Site
800 HIbbs Road
Otway Convenience Site
485 Harkers Island Road
Thank you for recycling!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 2 PM - 6 PM
Sunday:1 PM - 6 PM
Carteret County operates the 12 convenience sites shown above 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. If you are delivering solid waste directly to the Newport Transfer Station or the Regional Landfill at Tuscarora, their rates can be found at the following website:https://cepnc.org
For information about convenience sites and the items they recycle, see table below:
CARTERET COUNTY SOLID WASTE CONVENIENCE SITE RULES
Only accepted at the following sites
RECYCLABLES (NOT Accepted)
A mobile trailer is stationed at the three county recycling locations. Residents may take computer equipment, televisions, etc. to these drop off sites.
Microwaves and small kitchen appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, blenders power hand tools, etc, ARE NOT considered electronics and should be placed in the metal recycle container if made of metal, or in the regular household trash container if made of any other material.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT ANY CONVENIENCE SITE
ITEMS ACCEPTED AT OUR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY (Dates and times will be advertised in advance)
ITEMS ACCEPTED AT MOST CONVENIENCE SITES
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION (C&D)
Only materials solely from remodeling or repairs associated with normal and personal housing maintenance of do it yourself jobs. Debris not to exceed one pickup truck load or 10 foot in length trailer load per site per day. Larger loads or multiple loads shall be taken across the scales at the CEP Transfer station at the owners expense.
This is classed as a solid waste consisting solely of vegetative matter such as leaves, pine straw, pine cones, grass clippings, and small limbs or bushes associated with personal residential yard maintenance. NO cut up tree debris more than 6 -inches in diameter or more than 6-foot long may be deposited at the Convenience Center. Any larger debris or tree trunk blocks must be taken across the scales at the CEP Transfer Station on Landfill Road. The Hibbs Road convenience site is our busiest site and is within one mile of the CEP Transfer Station Scales. If the SITE ATTENDANT deems the Yard Waste container at Hibbs Road is full enough that it will not hold your load, you will be issued a VOUCHER to take YARD WASTE ONLY across the CEP Transfer Station scales at no cost to the public.
Trailers used by the public for hauling any and all materials accepted shall be no longer than 10 foot in length, single or double axle, and the amount of the load should not be more than 2-cubic yards in any one load, one load per site, per day. Trailers larger than allowed at the Convenience Site will be directed to the CEP Transfer Station for disposal.
TIRES (no rims)
BOATS THAT DON’T FLOAT AND MORE
So you have a boat that won’t float. What do you do with it? Well, you can take it to the Tuscarora Landfill. Simply pull up on the scales, let them get a weight, take it to the dumping site, drop it off, go back to the scales, let them get an empty weight, pay and exit. The charge is $40 per ton, the same as solid waste. If you want to dispose of your motor, please make sure it is free of fluids as they are banned from landfills. They also take trailers, campers, RV’s, jet skis, and motorcycles.
As an alternative, Carteret Community College has a program that will assist you getting rid of aquatic vehicles. They accept donations of boats, jet skis, yachts, cars, RVs, trailers, motorcycle, vans, boat motors, boating equipment, fishing gear, kayaks and much more. For more information on the Boat Donation and Resale Program call Wes Daniels at 252-222-6222.
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT can be recycled at the Hibbs Road, Otway and Fire Tower Road Highway sites. The following items are accepted:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Latex Paint Collection- Month of April
When: The third or fourth Saturday of September
Go to https://cepnc.org