Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Any solid waste, garbage, or refuse as defined in the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Beaufort County, resulting from the operation of a residential establishment that would normally be collected, processed, and disposed of through a public or private solid waste management service.
Household Bulk Items
Also referred to as "bulk material", includes household furniture, mattresses, bedding, and other large household items.
Corrugated cardboard boxes should be emptied of all packing materials and flattened.
Motor oil resulting from the maintenance of household engines, such as automobiles, trucks, boats, and lawn and garden equipment. Oil must be poured into the provided container at the convenience site.
Inoperative or discarded refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, or other similar domestic appliances.
Computers, televisions, cell phones, printers, PDAs, and other devices commonly used in homes.
Vegetative matter such as leaves, pine straw, pine-cones, grass trimmings, and small limbs in quantities normally associated with residential yard maintenance.
Any iron, steel, or aluminum. Examples include structural steel beams, cookware, security bars, and frames.
Residents of Beaufort County may take used tires to the Beaufort County Landfill at:
1342 Hawkins Beach Road
Bath, NC 27808
Scale house attendant must record the name of the person leaving tires and the tires must be weighed. Please call 252-923-0810 for additional information.
Automotive and lawn mower batteries are usually accepted at stores that sell them. Small batteries can be recycled at Lowe's Home Improvement located at:
1701 Carolina Avenue
Washington, NC 27889
Liquid paint is not accepted at convenience sites or the transfer station. Dried paint is accepted. Lids can be removed from cans to allow the paint to dry or paint may be poured on to a sheet or cardboard and allowed to dry.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
May be recycled at Lowes Home Improvement located at 1701 Carolina Avenue - Washington, NC 27889.
Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste
Solid waste resulting solely from remodeling, repair or demolition by a resident on residential housing in small quantities normally associated with residential housing maintenance.
C&D material may be taken to the Beaufort County Transfer Station at:
450 Flanders Filter Road
Washington, NC 27889
Please call 252-974-7703 for policy information and applicable fee information.
C&D may also be taken to EJE Recycling, which operates a private landfill at:
802 Recycling Lane
Greenville, NC 27834
Please call 252-752-8274 for policy information and applicable fee information.
Beaufort County will not accept or transport any hazardous waste as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.