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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Garbage and Recycling services update 4/12/2019

If you would like to opt out of your 2nd pick up please email or call 910-328-4131 Ext 105 if you 

have any issues with your trash and recycling pickup please let us know so that we can get it fixed. 

ALL ISLAND RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO OPT OUT OF THE SECOND PICKUP AND ADDITIONAL FEE!! If you do not feel you need the extra service you will not have to pay for it. The Waste Management contract we had prior to the storm has been terminated and we replaced it with Pink Trash Company. We received notice 3 days after the contract was signed that they sold their company to Waste Industries, who we now have updated our contract with. The 2 companies merging created some confusion between themselves and unfortunately, we, the customer, suffered the consequence. We promptly addressed this and our new company was able to make amendments to better satisfy our community's need. We have high hopes that we will not see any more disruptive breaks in our service and that you will be well taken care of. To opt out of the second pickup please email or call 910-328-4131 ext 105 on Monday.

Your Trash & Recycling Service is Changing

*New Waste Industry carts are expected to be delivered the week of March 25th*
*Old Waste Management carts are expected to be picked up beginning April 1st*

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On February 5, 2019 the Surf City Town Council approved a contract with Pink Trash as the sole provider of curbside trash/recycling collection services. On March 1, 2019 Pink Trash was sold to Waste Industries. Beginning April 1, 2019 Waste Industries will begin providing town-wide trash, recycling, and bulk item pickup.

What is Included

Residents will be provided two 96-gallon carts; 1 Forest Green for Trash & 1 Blue for Recycle. All trash items must be bagged before disposal, recycling must not be bagged. Bulk item pickup will be offered quarterly. 2019 Bulk Item schedule as follows: May 6-10, September 16-20 & December 9-13.


The minimum monthly fee for trash & recycling is $25.00 per month, which is part of the minimum utility bill. This fee provides service for one 96-gallon trash cart and one 96-gallon recycle cart, and quarterly bulk item pickups.

All island residents will have additional trash only pickup on Fridays during the months of May thru September; there will be a $7.00 per cart, per month charge added to the utility bills. This is not an optional service for island residents.

Additional Services

Curbside Rollback available for $4.00 per month per cart (minimum $8.00 per month for one trash, one recycle).

Seasonal carts are available for $15.00 per cart per month.

Any resident wanting to sign up for rollback service or seasonal carts must call 910-328-4131 extension 105 or visit our website where you can submit requests online.

Service Days

Monday pick up Roland Avenue to the south end of Town; Tuesday pick up North of Roland Ave to north of Town; Wednesday pick up Mainland; Friday pick up-all Island residents May – September.

Commercial or Dumpster Accounts

A dedicated Waste Industries Commercial Service representative can be reached at 910-762-7563.

Service Questions 910-328-4131

Please contact Town of Surf City Utility Department at 910-328-4131 to answer any service questions. Visit for more details.

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