Martin County provides residential trash / recycling service county-wide (including within municipalities) through a contract with Waste Industries.  The charge for this service is collected through a “landfill charge” of $162 on the annual Martin County property tax bill. 

Waste Industries collects residential trash through the pick-up of a 95-gallon roll-out cart and recycling services with an 18-gallon recycling bin. 

The day of the trash / recycling service pick-up varies, depending on where you reside in the county.  Trash and recycling are picked-up on the same day.  If you have questions about the day of your service, call Waste Industries at 252-792-0576.

The only days Waste Industries does not operate are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  If your service falls on one of these days, your service will be rescheduled, and notice of the change in service for these holidays will be advertised in the local newspaper.

New residents can make arrangements for a cart delivery / inquiries about billing by calling the Martin County Tax Assessor’s Office at 252-798-4350.


RESIDENTIAL TRASH GUIDELINES

• Items should fit in the 95-gallon cart
• Please do not include recyclable materials in your residential trash cart


RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING GUIDELINES

The following items are acceptable for residential recycling:

CONTAINER PRODUCTS

Aluminum

 Accepted:

  • Aluminum beverage and food cans

NOT Accepted: 

  • No pie plates, aluminum foil and food contaminated cans

Preparation:

  • Rinse cans.  Do not flatten.


Glass

Accepted:

  • Clear, brown and green glass bottles and food jars

NOT Accepted:

  • No window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, crystal, ceramic or heat resistant cookware

Preparation:

  • Rinse bottles and discard lids.


Plastics

Accepted:

  • #1 and #2 plastic containers (look on bottom to identify)

NOT Accepted:

  • No grocery or sandwich bags, buckets, caps, or lids
  • No containers that have contained hazardous waste (oil, insecticide, paint, etc.)
  • No containers with metal hangers or containers contaminated with food

Preparation:

  • Remove lids and rinse.  Do not flatten


Steel / Tin Cans

Accepted: 

  • All tin / steel food cans

NOT Accepted:

  • Food contaminated cans, aerosol cans and paint cans - No pressurized cans

Preparation:

  • Rinse cans and lids.


PAPER PRODUCTS

Corrugated Cardboard

Accepted:

  • Cardboard boxes

NOT Accepted:

  • Waxed lined or laminated coated boxes
  • No food soiled or oil contaminated boxes
  • No pizza boxes

Preparation:

  • Remove Styrofoam and other packaging materials.
  • Flatten boxes.


Paperboard

Accepted:

  • Paperboard cartons / boxes (cereal, cake mixes, etc.)

NOT Accepted:

  • Waxed lined or laminated coated boxes
  • No food soiled or oil contaminated boxes

Preparation:

  • Flatten boxes.


Newspaper / Magazines

Accepted:

  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail and phone books

NOT Accepted:

  • No wet paper
  • No magazines wrapped in plastic
Waste Industries
1805 W Main St
Williamston, NC  27892
Phone: 252-792-0576