County households receiving new trash permits
The blue permit replaces the orange permit that is no longer valid. The blue permits will remain valid until December 31, 2022. That permit allows residents to utilize any of the 12 convenience centers throughout the county for household garbage and recycling in addition to the landfill.
But if you haven't received the permit, contact us at 252-399-2823.
Permits are issued every three years using different colors. Residents living in unincorporated areas are charged $35.00 per year. The fee is listed as “Solid Waste Availability Fee” on property owners’ tax bills.
Each district household is entitled to receive two permits free of charge in a 3-year period. Staff will only mail one permit to start with. Residents may call and request the second permit from Solid Waste Services office at 252-399-2823.
The permits will be mailed to property owners. So, if you rent a lot/home in unincorporated area of the county, you will need to contact your landlord to receive your permit. Solid Waste Staff will not send the permit to the home address unless the owner lives there.