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Craven County residents are encouraged to protect their families and the community by safely disposing of unused or expired medications at a medication drop box. Click here for a list of locations.
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The last day, to exchange the orange trash stickers is December 29, 2017, and our office closes at 5:00pm. Orange stickers may be exchanged at the Craven County Solid Waste Department, 406 Craven Street, either in person or by mail. Orange stickers can be turned in for red stickers with additional money. The County will not refund any money, only exchange stickers with additional purchase of orange stickers. Time to exchange stickers will expire December 29, 2017.
No, for our area it is considered refuse. Citizens can put these items in household refuse or take to one of the seven (7) convenience sites, free of charge.
No, these items are not accepted by our Electronic Recycling Contractor. These items can be taken to any of the seven (7) convenience sites, free of charge.
If the boat is whole, it can be taken to the Tuscarora landfill at 7400 Old Highway 70 West, (252) 633-1564, and pay for disposal at their current rates. If the boat is broken into pieces that can fit easily into the cans at the convenience sites, citizens can dispose of it at the convenience sites. If taking your broken boat to one of the convenience sites, it is recommended that you call ahead to ensure the site has adequate space for this material, as the more popular sites can fill up containers quickly at any given time.
This is something that citizens will have to contract out privately, as the convenience sites are not equipped to handle a large amount of oil/heating fuel. A resource to contact is Noble Oil, at 800-662-5364.
Citizens can take a junk car to any scrap metal dealer. A resource to contact is, Foss Recycling, (252)447-8618 / (866)534-5865 OR Mills Auto Salvage Sales, (252) 244-2922.
No, the County does not have any shredding events. However, the convenience sites will accept shredded paper from citizens who shred their own paper, free of charge. Citizens can either shred their own material or can contract out that service privately. On occasion CarolinaEast Medical Center will sponsor an event. For further information on possible upcoming events, contact (252) 633-8111.
The County makes notifications using several methods:
1. Via the Solid Waste page on the website (www.cravencountync.gov).2. Via the County's social media (Facebook and Twitter).3. Via the local newspapers (Sun Journal, Havelock News).4. Via the Solid Waste message line (252) 636-6659.5. Citizens may sign up for notifications on the Solid Waste page.
Yes, Craven County Sheriff Department has a drop off box in the main lobby of the Judicial Center, 1100 Clarks Road, New Bern. Open to the public Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (252) 636-6620.
Used kitty litter is best taken to any one of the seven (7) convenience sites, and does not require a refuse sticker for disposal. Hint: Citizens can change used litter more frequently using less litter. By doing this, it can be put into smaller bags for easier disposal.
Yes, the Tuscarora landfill does sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste event once a year. Generally it is the second Saturday of October and is held at Craven Community College. For confirmation of date and location contact the Tuscarora landfill at (252) 633-1564. The site is located at 7400 Old Highway 70 West, New Bern, NC and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm.
On Monday, May 15, 2017, Craven County Commissioners voted to increase the trash sticker from (yellow) $2.25 to (red) $3.00. The increase was effective July 1, 2017.