Garbage & Recycling
Household waste removal including garbage and curbside recycling are provided on a contract basis with a private waste hauler. Click here for more information on household garbage and recycling service. Any missed pick-ups, cart repairs, or other calls for service should be directed to the Customer Service Representative at (910) 663-3445.
Yard Waste & Household Debris
Public Works picks up yard waste & household debris normally on Fridays excluding holidays, weather permitting.
Yard waste may include grass clippings, leaves and pine straw, trimmings, and limbs. Household debris may include white goods, bulky trash, appliances, Christmas trees, etc. All debris must be placed at curbside or street edge in accordance with the Town of Burgaw Vegetative Debris Policy.
A customer may request a Special Pick-Up to have additional waste materials such as larger amounts of yard waste, household debris, furniture, “white goods,” etc. removed. A special pick-up may be charged back to the customer based on the collection and disposal cost of the material.
Public Works will not pick up yard debris cleared by a contractor unless paid for, regardless of how much debris there is. It is the contractor's responsibility to dispose of the debris.
Due to complex and strict regulations regarding disposal of solid waste it is very important that you do not mix different types of waste, such as placing yard waste in your garbage container or mingling trash with yard waste. MIXED WASTE WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!
Debris, Yard Waste and White Goods Collection
- An additional charge will apply for Town pickup of large quantities of yard waste and large or bulky trash items that do not fit inside waste receptacles. This charge only applies to loads exceeding 2 ½ cubic yards, about the size of load a pickup truck can carry. No additional fee will be charged for lesser amounts of yard waste or other trash items, and Christmas tree collection will remain free of charge. See chart below on how to dispose of debris, yard waste, etc.
- Vegetative, construction, and demolition debris pickup (generated by services of a contractor) rates are as follows:
Labor $80.00 per hour
Backhoe $100.00 per hour
Dump truck $80.00 per hour; minimum of 2 hours
All hourly charges shall be pro-rated and a minimum of 2 hours shall be charged for all services, unless otherwise stated, pursuant to this fee schedule. All associated fees shall be invoiced by the town and must be paid prior to collection.