Trash Pick Up

The Town of Town of Mount Olive handles solid waste collection, yard waste and recycling. Everyone within the city limits is required to have garbage collection and all residential customers within the city limits are required to have recycling collection.

Most trash and debris, when properly bundled and/or contained properly, can be disposed of at curbside with your regular garbage service days. If assistance is needed or you have questions for the town, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

For questions specific to trash or recycling pick up, please call Johnny Evans at 919-658-9517.

Contact Info

Johnny Evans
Public Works Administrative Assistant
200 South Chestnut Street
919-658-9517 ext. 304

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the household garbage collection days for my street?

Please refer to the monthly schedule. Remember, observed holidays will alter the normal routine.

How often are recyclables picked up?

Recyclables are picked up every week on the same day as your household garbage and yard waste.

Why was my garbage missed?

The trash pick up routine starts very early so it is imperative that you have your trash cart out the night before. If you complied with this and all the other carts on your street have been picked up. You may contact Public Works.

Another option regarding the delay could be an equipment break down. Public Works will be notified and it will be placed on our alerts link on this website.

Why is the garbage truck mixing recyclables and household garbage together?

Sometimes when one of their trucks breaks down, they will mix recyclables and household garbage in the same truck for th sake of convenience. However, once they get to their site they will separate it out.

What if I am unable to pull out my cart?

We have a backdoor pick up list for our elderly and disabled citizens. Please contact Administrative Assistant/Town Clerk Sherry Davis at 919-658-9539 ext. 106. If you meet the qualifications you will immediately be added to the list.

My cart was tagged why?

At the end of your scheduled pick up day (unless there is a delay) your cart must be rolled back away from the street. Failure to do so after the cart is tagged will result in the cart being picked up by Public Works. A fee may be accessed in returning your cart.

A contractor landscaped my yard and mowed my grass. Why was it not picked up?

Anytime you hire a contractor to perform construction or yard work at your home, it is the responsibility of the contractor to remove and dispose of the debris. The Town of Mount Olive is not responsbile for said pick up and you will be charged a fee should we have to pick it up. We have a recylable center for your convenience.

NC General Statute Chapter 16 Section 47 (d) - Felled trees or stumps of any size, or logs, tree limbs and large shrubbery limbs must be placed in a separate pile from all other rubbish. Such material shall not be over four feet in length with a diameter not to exceed three inches. Collection will not be on a specific day for any residence and frequency of collection from a particular residence will depend on the volume of such debris town-wide. Material in excess of such limits shall not be collected by the town sanitation department. In addition, yard waste generated by landscaping, tree or yard maintenance contractors or other agents hired to do work at a residence or business will not be collected by the Town. It shall be unlawful for any landscaping, tree or yard maintenance contractor or other agent or individual hired to work at a residence or business to leave at the curb or on or about the sidewalk or street, any felled trees or stumps (of any size), or logs and/or branches larger than three inches in diameter and four feet in length.

When is loose leaf pick up available?

From October 15 through January 15th, leaves will be picked up whether they are in bags or not. After January 15th all leaves will have to be bagged for pick up.