Solid Waste & Recycling


Solid_Waste_Recycling_LocationsAll sites are open 64 hours per week, on the following schedule:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
7 AM - 6 PM

2 PM - 6 PM

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:

For information about convenience sites and the items they recycle, see table below: 

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Manned MSW HseHld-Bulk-Items Recyclable-Items Oil-Collection Metals
Battery Tire Yard-Waste C-D-Service
Cedar Island
Hwy 101
South River
Mill Creek
Vashti Drive
Tom Mann Road
Hibbs Road
Ocean Hwy 24
Fire Tower Rd Hwy 58

                   *Oil collections include the used oil filter*                      

 can be recycled at the Hibbs Road, Otway and Fire Tower Road Highway sites. The following items are accepted: 

Desktop Computers



Fax Machines & Copiers


MP3 Players

Printers & Ink Cartridges

Keyboard & Mouse


Telephones & Cell Phones

Camcorders & Cameras


Small Home Appliances

VCR & DVD Players


Music Systems & Speakers

Gaming Consoles


Cables and Cords


CRT Monitors


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Where: Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges Street in Morehead City
When: The third or fourth Saturday of September

Please contact Bobby Waters at 252-633-1564 for the hours.
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Once a year the NC Cooperative Extension Service and the Coastal Environmental Partnership sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Carteret County. They accept: latex and oil paints, used motor oil, lawn and garden fertilizer and pesticides, farm pesticides, gasoline, drain openers, paint thinners, cooking oil, anti-freeze and batteries.

Electronic Waste such as computers, CRT's, printers, televisions, used cell phones and other electronic waste for recycling from HOUSEHOLDS ONLY will be collected seven days per week at the County Solid Waste Sites: Hibbs Rd, Otway and Fire Tower Rd Hwy 58.

Latex Paint Collection- Month of April

Hibbs Road & Otway Sites

Remember to buy less toxic and non-aerosol paint. Paints can contain chemicals such as solvents and metals that can damage the environment, especially our water supplies, and endanger human health if not disposed of properly. Purchasing latex paint is best and some stores even sell recycled paint.

Residents can bring both latex and oil-based paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection. If you have only a small amount of latex paint to dispose of you can safely dry the paint out at home by removing the lid and allowing the contents to aerate. Accelerate the drying process by stirring kitty litter or sand into the open can of paint. Once latex paint is thoroughly dried, residents can dispose of the cans, with the lids removed, in the regular trash.