City of Greenville, NC
Welcome to the Sanitation Division
of the Public Works Department

When a resident activates an electric meter with Greenville Utilities for a residential property within the Greenville City Limit, the refuse fee and refuse service activates at the same time.  The Sanitation Division provides weekly refuse collection to its residents.  This service includes household garbage, recycling, bulky trash and yard waste.  It is presumed that all residential units in the City receive sanitation service.  For single family homes, the fee will automatically start at Curbside service and a City-approved container must be used for collection.

Services Provided


Bags of household garbage must be placed in receptacles.  City-approved rollout containers must be pulled to the curbside by 6am on the service day and removed from the curbside to a location behind the front line of the house no later than daybreak of the day following scheduled collection.  The monthly refuse fee allows for one refuse container.  A fee of $5.00 will be assessed for each additional rollout container. 


You do not have to sort your recyclables, they can be co-mingled.  Containers used for recyclables must be placed three feet from the garbage containers on the service day.  


Bulky trash pick up is available by appointment only.  This includes any items that will not fit inside of your garbage receptacle.  Please call (252) 329-4522 to schedule a bulky trash pick up.  Please remember that the City does not pick up construction and demolition/building debris.     


Yard waste should be separated (leaves, limbs, etc.) and at the curbside but not in the road.  Limbs can be no longer than 5 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter. 


Service Fees

Curbside Service                       $14.50/month
Multi-Family Service                  $14.50/month
Premium Backyard Service        $43.55/month

Curbside service uses a City-approved rollout container.  The City has 64-gallon and 96-gallon containers that are available for purchase and will deliver them within the Greenville City limit.  Please call (252) 329-4522 for current container pricing.

Multi-family service is for residential complexes utilizing a dumpster.  City crews will empty the dumpster on a weekly basis.

Premium Backyard service is no longer available to new connections. 


For more information, please click on the links below:

Frequently Asked Sanitation Questions

Quick Guide to Recycling Centers 

Resident Guide to Public Works Services   

Service Day of Pick Up

Special Sanitation Services

Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

Last Modified: 7/1/2014
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