Solid Waste and Recycling

406 Craven St
New Bern NC 28560

Director: Rusty Cotton
Phone: (252) 636-6659
Fax: (252) 636-6686

The Bid Opportunities Page has been updated to contain a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Solid Waste Collection Program Franchise.   Interested bidders have until Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to submit a proposal.
Addendum#1 to this RFP, dated 1/18/2017,  has been posted on the Bid Opportunities Page.


The mission of the Craven County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling is to provide services to all residents of Craven County for curbside refuse and recycling pick up, assistance in removing junk vehicles, assistance in cleaning up illegal dump sites, and the operation of seven convenience centers for solid waste disposal in Craven County. The services and guidelines are outlined below in a .PDF document.

Notify the Solid Waste Department should you have a complaint with your garbage or recycling.

Mobile Electronics Recycle Drop-Off Trailer will remain operational in 2017, click here for details and schedules.

Monettes Convenient Site Now Takes Electronics
(posted 12/7/2012)

Craven County Trash Sticker Price Decrease
(effective July 1, 2012)

Frequently Asked Questions
(posted 06/28/2012, effective July 1, 2012)

NC Landfills Ban Electronic Equipment Effective July 1, 2011

Convenience Center Hours and Locations

Regional Landfill Information

Retail Sticker Outlets

Curbside Garbage Pickup Maps

Curbside Recyclables Pickup Maps



Emergency Notification Signup