Garbage & Recycling
Household waste removal including garbage and curbside recycling are provided on a contract basis with a private waste hauler. Click here for more information on household garbage and recycling service. Any missed pick-ups, cart repairs, or other calls for service should be directed to the Customer Service Representative at (910) 663-3445. Garbage and recycling for the Town of Burgaw is contracted by Waste Industries.
Yard Waste & Household Debris
Public Works picks up yard waste & household debris normally on Fridays excluding holidays, weather permitting.
Public Works will not pick up yard debris cleared by a contractor unless paid for, regardless of how much debris there is. It is the contractor's responsibility to dispose of the debris.
Due to complex and strict regulations regarding disposal of solid waste it is very important that you do not mix different types of waste, such as placing yard waste in your garbage container or mingling trash with yard waste. MIXED WASTE WILL NOT BE PICKED UP!
Please make sure you are following the debris policy below before putting items out for pick-up on Friday. Many times items will not be picked up because they do not follow the policy of the town.
Calling Public Works ahead of time when you have items out is not necessary, but you are more than welcome to so we can make a note of what you will have out and your address.
You can download a PDF of the Yard Waste, Bulky Item and Debris Collection Policy here.
Yard Waste, Bulky Item and Debris Collection Policy
The Town of Burgaw will collect yard waste and bulky items from town trash customers (excluding multi-unit apartment complexes) at properties located within the town limits of Burgaw once a week, normally each Friday.
The Town of Burgaw will collect up to 5 cubic yards of yard waste generated by town trash customers from routine maintenance of vegetation at properties located within the town limits of Burgaw. An additional charge will apply for collection of large quantities of yard waste exceeding 5 cubic yards (4 X 4 X 8 feet). Yard waste is defined as bushes, clippings, vines, foliage, and/or limbs with a caliper size smaller than 8 inches in diameter. Trees and limbs smaller than 8 inches in diameter must be cut in lengths no longer than 8 feet in order to be collected by the town. At the Public Works Director’s discretion, limbs and trees larger than stated above may be collected by the town based on the town’s personnel and equipment capabilities pursuant to the fee schedule below. These services must be coordinated with the Public Works Director prior to the items being brought to the right of way.
Vegetative debris resulting from land clearing will not be collected and disposed of by the town regardless of the type or size of vegetation or who generated the debris.
All yard waste eligible for collection must be placed along the right of way, out of the street, in an orderly fashion. Town employees shall not be responsible for raking the right of way in order to remove any remaining debris that is not removed by mechanized means. Mixed waste will not be collected.
The Town of Burgaw will collect large items such as a furniture, mattresses, and appliances on the same day as yard waste. Bulky item collection is intended for the occasional disposal of large items that will not fit into a roll cart but is not intended for a whole house clean out.
Multi-unit apartments are responsible for the removal of yard waste and bulky items from their property.
Yard waste and bulky item collection is not an extra trash day. Items that will fit in trash and recycle roll carts must be put in roll carts for collection. This means if your roll cart was full for that week, wait until the next week. We will not be picking up trash.
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Collection
The Town of Burgaw will collect debris, in accordance with this policy, generated by town trash customers. An additional charge will apply for Town collection of large quantities of C&D debris exceeding 2-1/2 cubic yards (2 X 4 X 8 feet), about the size of a pickup truck load. The Town of Burgaw will not collect any construction and demolition (C&D) debris generated by a contractor. Under no circumstances, is C&D debris to be placed in a roll cart, dumpster, or other refuse receptacle provided by the Town’s solid waste provider.
A customer may request a “Special Pick-Up” to have additional waste materials such as larger amounts of yard waste, household debris, furniture, “white goods,” etc. removed. A special pick-up will be charged back to the customer based on the collection and disposal cost of the material. No additional fee will be charged for lesser amounts of yard waste or other items, and Christmas tree collection will remain free of charge.
Fee Schedule for Debris Removal
For services in excess of what is described and provided above, the Town, at the discretion of the Public Works Director, may pick up vegetative debris pursuant to the following charges:
- Labor $80.00 per hour
- Backhoe $100.00 per hour
- Dump truck $80.00 per hour; minimum of 2 hours
All hourly charges shall be pro-rated and a minimum of 2 hours shall be charged for all services, unless otherwise stated, pursuant to this fee schedule. All associated fees shall be invoiced by the town and must be paid prior to collection.