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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Hurricane Florence Debris Pickup on Private Roads is Underway


Hurricane Florence debris pickup from private roads is currently underway throughout areas of Craven County and its municipalities.  Craven County’s debris contractors will pick up separated vegetative, C&D, and white goods debris generated from residences.  Commercial debris generated from condominiums, apartments, storage units, commercial businesses and mobile home parks will not be picked up.  Commercial debris pickup will need to be arranged by business owners through a private vendor.

Craven County has 692 non-system roads, more commonly referred to private roads, not maintained by the Department of Transportation.  Of those 692 private roads, Craven County’s debris contractor has surveyed and verified debris on 323 roads and found 128 private roads have commercial debris, 129 had no debris at all and 57 roads had signed rights of entry making them ready for debris pickup.

Currently four trucks are collecting debris from private roads.  All private roads must be accessible and in a condition that allows for large trucks to safety travel upon them to ensure debris pickup.  A schedule of debris pick up is not available but contractors are making an effort to pick up all debris as quickly as possible. 


Residents wishing to have debris picked up should follow the following guidelines:

•    Separate vegetative debris from construction and demolition (C&D) debris.

•    Do NOT place any debris in trash bags.

•    Appliances and white goods (refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.) should be emptied and have doors secured with duct tape.

•    Place all debris in the right of way near the curbside but not beyond the white line of the road.

•    Do NOT place debris over utility meters, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or under power lines.


Residents who do not wish to wait for curbside debris pickup are encouraged to bring their residential vegetative hurricane debris to any of the seven Craven County Convenience Centers that operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Convenience Centers will also accept household bagged refuse.  A $3.00 trash sticker will be required for every bag of trash no larger than 33 gallons. Craven County Convenience Centers are located at:


3555 NC Highway 101, Havelock, North Carolina.

605 NC Highway 55 East New Bern, North Carolina.

205 Belltown Road, Dover, North Carolina.

7775 Highway 70 East, Havelock, North Carolina.

4001 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern, North Carolina.

135 Sanders Lane, New Bern, North Carolina.

232 Bailey Lane Vanceboro, North Carolina.


Two debris management sites (DMS) are being operated by Craven County Solid Waste to collect only vegetative debris at Creekside Park, located at 1821 Old Airport Road in New Bern, and Weyerhaeuser Craven 30 located at 4400 NC Hwy 43 Bypass N, New Bern.  These sites are mainly for emergency debris removal contractors to temporarily store and process vegetative debris removed from Craven County. There will be a high volume of large commercial truck traffic at the DMS and the public is highly encouraged to use the seven Craven County Solid Waste Convenience Centers.


For more information on hurricane debris pickup and the Craven County Convenience Centers call Craven County Solid Waste at (252) 636-6659.

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