Brad Gardner
Director of Solid Waste and Recycling

Janet Browne
Recycling Coordinator

Solid Waste & Recycling
Physical Address
317 Pritchard St
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-335-4105
8am-5pm M-F (excluding holidays)

Pasquotank County operates 7 collection and recycling centers in the unincorporated areas of the County which may be used by any citizen of the county to dispose of residential waste and recyclable materials. For detailed information on the types of recyclables and waste accepted at the centers, call the Recycling Coordinator at 252-335-4105.

The convenience sites are located at
Newland Site: 926 US Hwy 158.
Providence Site: 1933 North Road Street (behind Providence Fire Station)
Well Field Rd Site: 944 Well Field Rd
Mount Hermon Site: 711 Methodist Church Rd
Landfill: 983 Simpson Ditch Rd
Coast Guard Site: 1577 Weeksville Rd (opposite USCG Base)
Weeksville Site: 2736 Peartree Rd

Sites are open Monday - Wednesday from 7am to 7pm.
Closed Thursday
Friday & Saturday from 7am to 7pm
Sunday from 1pm to 6pm


Door-to-door collection of garbage in Pasquotank County can be contracted with the various waste collection companies. Residential garbage collection within the corporate limits of the municipality of Elizabeth City is the responsibility of city government. Click here if you live within the city limits or call 252-337-6628.

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, closed on Sundays

983 Simpson Ditch Rd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-338-7621

Pasquotank County operates one solid waste transfer station located at 983 Simpson Ditch Road just outside and west of Elizabeth City. The actual landfill was closed in 1992, but the site continues to be used for solid waste operations and is open To report littering, illegal dumping, or debris blowing from an uncovered vehicle, call the Pasquotank County’s Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191.

As of August 1, 2019 Pasquotank County Waste and Recycling will begin operating on the adjusted fee schedule posted below:

Subject to change without further notice
(Effective August 1, 2019)

Waste Type: Price per ton:
City Garbage                                                         $69.00/ton
Commercial Garbage                                           $72.00/ton
Construction & Demolition                               $53.00/ton                       LCID                                                                        $53.00/ton
MSW-TSF                                                              $62.00/ton
Residential Garbage                                            $69.00/ton
Residential C&D                                                   $53.00/ton
Residential LCID                                                  $53.00/ton
Bagged asbestos                                                 $73.50/ton
Tires                                                                        $89.00/ton
TSF Garbage                                                                  -0-
Sm. Bags       $1.50             Med. Bags   $2.00             Lg. Bags        $3.25

Commingled recycling
(paper, plastics, steel and aluminum cans) -0-
Mixed color glass bottles -0-
Used Residential Motor Oil -0-
Used Fryer Oils -0-


Website Links and Related Information:

NC Department of Enviromental Quality

NC DEQ website with particular information on our county inspections within Dept. of Waste Mgmt and Solid Waste facility. Use Permit #7002 for landfills, #7003 for transfer station

NC Department of Revenue and local government distributions that pertain to solid waste taxes, white goods, scrap tires and electronic waste.

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) trade industry information.

Carolina Recycling Association Website representing NC and SC in recycling markets.

City of Elizabeth City official website with department information.