Household Debris Removal

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The Town of Carolina Beach offers household debris to be removed at a charge of $30.00 per item. Household debris will be picked up on Mondays of the Zone you fall in for yard waste removal. The map and schedule can be found Here. Please have the household debris out at the curb the Sunday night before Monday pick up. The town often uses a backhoe to pick up large piles. Care should be taken not to place the debris pile over meter boxes, cable boxes, phone boxes, manholes, etc.

Items collected by the Town of Carolina Beach ($30.00 per item):
White goods and metals; bicycles must have the tires removed
Non-recyclable glass and ceramics
Furniture such as beds, sofas, mattresses/box springs, chairs and the like
Lawnmowers, weed eaters, blowers or similar gas powered equipment. Gas and oil must be removed.
Yard debris that is placed in plastic bags will be considered household debris and will have the $30.00 fee as well

**Please note, the Town will not pick up construction site debris, paint cans, chemical containers, batteries, tires, shingles, used oil, lot clearing debris, large tree trunks and large root stumps.**

The cost for the Town of Carolina Beach to remove household debris will be billed to your water/sewer bill after pick up.  Charges may vary depending on amount and/or weight of items. 

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling

New Hanover County makes “doing the right thing” easy by providing residents with multiple options for recycling their waste or diverting it from landfill disposal. Dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and electronics (“e-Waste”) at a permanent facility located at 3002 U.S. Highway 421 North.  There is no cost to county residents to use this service.  All materials are either recycled, repurposed, used for alternative power generation, or disposed of in accordance with state and federal law.


Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

They accept the following items:
Acids (bowl cleaners, driveway cleaners, etc.)
Batteries – including alkaline, lithium, sealed lead-acid, and any type of rechargeable battery (NiMH, Ni-Cad, Li-Ion, etc.)
Caustics (drain cleaners, lye, borax)
CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes
Cell phones (including chargers, batteries, and ear buds)
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), Tubes and Bulbs
Cooking Oil
Electronics (“if it has an electrical cord or runs off of batteries, we’ll take it!”)
Fertilizers – solid or liquid
Flares, road
Gel Fuels (like Sterno)
Helium Tanks (small disposable types only)
Herbicides / Fungicides (weed killer, ground clear)
Household Cleaners (bleach, ammonia, tile/grout cleaners, glass cleaner, disinfectants, all-purpose cleaners, etc.)
Mercury Thermostats and Thermometers
Motor Oil and Oil Filters
Paint – latex and oil-based
Pesticides – solid or liquid
Propane Tanks (20-lb. only)
Sharps (needles)
Solvents (degreasers, parts cleaners, paint thinners)
Stains, varnishes, and sealers
*If you need your fuel container back, don’t worry – we’ll empty the container and have it back to you in minutes!

They cannot accept the following items:
Asbestos-containing materials
Explosives & Ammunition
Prescription Medications
Small Propane Tanks (camp stove size)
Regulated Medical Waste

You can also take any type of household battery to all four New Hanover Public Library locations.  A collection bin is available at each site.