Town of Holden Beach

 North Carolina

The Family Beach




Solid Waste Pick-Up Schedule

October - May: Pick-up is every Tuesday.

The Saturday before Memorial Day (additional pick-up the Saturday after Easter) - the end of September: Pick-up is every Tuesday and Saturday. (additional pick-up the Saturday after Easter)

Please note:

  • All carts must be curbside by 6:00 a.m. on collection days.
  •  BAG the trash before putting it in the cart.

Additional garbage carts are available for yearly rental through GFL Environmental. Please call GFL Environmental at (910) 253-4177 for more information or to request your additional garbage cart.

Rental homes need to make sure they have the proper amount of garbage carts to meet Town ordinance. All rental homes need to have at least one trash cart per two bedrooms (example: 1 - 2 bedrooms - 1 cart, 3 - 4 bedrooms - 2 carts, 5 - 6 bedrooms - 3 carts). In instances where three trash cans or more are required, one can may be substituted with a contractor approved recycling bin.

The Board of Commissioners approved a new solid waste ordinance on  March 19, 2019. Click here to view the full ordinance.

Curbside Recycling

GFL Environmental offers curbside recycling for Town properties that desire to participate in the service. The service cost is $93.29 annually paid in advance to the Town of Holden Beach and consists of a 96 gallon cart that is emptied every other week during the months of October  - May and weekly during the months of June  - September. You may apply in person at Town Hall or by downloading the application by clicking here and mailing it in with your check payment. Click here to view the 2020 pickup schedule.

Recycling Center

Brunswick County operates a manned facility at 1709 Oxpen Road. The site is open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Click here for more information on recycling. 

Islandwide Solid Waste/ Recycling Rollback

The Town has hired a contractor to provide islandwide solid waste/ recycling rollback services.

The Town's rollback contractor will move all empty containers to the street side of the house, under the house or to a corral if available. Full containers will remain curbside until emptied by the next pickup.

Yard Waste Service

Yard debris is collected on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of March, April, May, October, November and December. 

Debris must be placed in a biodegradable bag or bundled in a length not to exceed five (5) feet and fifty (50) pounds. Each residence is allowed a total of ten (10) items, which can include a combination of bundles of brush and limbs meeting the required length and weight and/ or biodegradable bags with grass clippings, leaves, etc.

Picks-ups are not provided for vacant lots or construction sites.