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Town of Pinetops Residential Solid Waste Management and Collection Policy


Town of Pinetops Residential Solid Waste Management and Collection Regulations

In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 160A-192 and Pinetops Town Code Chapter 7, Sec. 7-1: “It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to deposit or otherwise dispose of any garbage, trash or refuse of any kind upon any street, sidewalk, public place or vacant lot, or in any gutter or drain, or in any cistern, well, pond or water-course which is a source of water supply for any person of the town.” The following guidelines are to remind and educate the community to aid in the enhancement of the Town of Pinetops Solid Waste Program.  

  1. Household waste is collected weekly in GREEN totes on Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday). Place household waste in bags before placing it in the tote, especially loose items such as charcoal, food, or other wet items.
  2. Household recyclables are collected bi-weekly in BLUE totes on Tuesday (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday). NO HOUSEHOLD WASTE (TRASH/GARBAGE) OF ANY KIND CAN BE PLACED IN THESE BINS! A list of acceptable items for recycling can be found on the Town website or at Town Hall.
  3. Yard Waste (leaves, shrubs, pine straw, grass clipping, tree limbs) is collected once a week, on Wednesdays. Please place it at the curbside but not in the road, and do not mix with other items to be picked up. Please separate the limbs/branches from all loose yard debris.  Limbs can be no longer than 5 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.  Please limit the amount of material per pickup to a pile approximately 5 ft. wide, by 10 ft. in length, by 4 ft. high. The Town will not pick up any trees cut down by contractors/landscapers and/or from large land-clearing type projects; these debris must be disposed of by contractors or residents.
  4. Construction/demolition/building debris will not be collected by the Town. Residents will be responsible for the removal of these items from property whether generated via a contractor or resident themselves. Contact the Edgecombe County landfill at 252-827-4253 for advice on how to dispose of such items.
  5. Bulk items (e.g., furniture, mattresses) are collected on Thursdays. Lawn mowers must have the battery removed and fluids drained, gas grills must have the tanks removed.
  6. Other items the Town does not collect: Appliances (e.g., washers, dryers, refrigerators….), electronic item (e.g., televisions, laptops, desktops, monitors, video displays, printers, scanners, and other computer equipment), fluorescent lights, thermostats that contain mercury, batteries, car parts, canisters that contain fuel, or other household hazardous waste.  Please contact the Edgecombe County landfill at 252-827-4253 for disposal options for these items or visit https://www.edgecombecountync.gov/departments/solid_waste_landfill/index.php. The Town does not pick up cleanouts of houses or rental units.

PLEASE NOTE:   If any of the items the Town does not collect are left by the roadway for more than seven (7) days, there will be a fine of $125.00, plus all costs associated with disposal, in addition to any other ordinance violations that may apply.  

             As always, please contact the Town Office at 252-827-4435 with any questions.