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Ahoskie Trash Guidelines
Ahoskie Trash Guidelines
Trash Rules

Town of Ahoskie

Trash Rules


Residential Cart Trash includes typical household garbage that can fit inside your cart. Garbage that is tightly bagged  minimizes unpleasant odorsl Please do not place any container with liquid inside trash cart or any container that held caustic or hazardous type materials or any other Special Waste. Paint cans may be put in cart with lid off and paint dried up in can. Please do not place concrete, bricks, shingles or any abnormally heavy items in cart. The cart tippers on trucks cannot lift over 50 pounds. Occasional bagged trash may be placed next to cart. If bagged trash next to cart becomes a reoccurring event, the homeowner will be required to get an additional cart(s) and will be billed by City of Ahoskie for additional cart(s).

Residential Trash Carts are to be placed at curb and will be emptied one time per week.


Residential Bulk Items placed on curb include typical household items such as sofas, chairs, tables, plastic yard furniture, etc. Bulk Waste does not include Construction or Demolition Materials-any material generated from the construction, demolition or remodel of a residential structure including wood, gutters, carpet, carpet pad, etc.. Bulk Waste does not include yard waste, tires, batteries, electronic waste or other materials not accepted by State of North Carolina Landfills.

Bulk Items are to be placed at curb and will be removed one time per week.


White Goods are typical residential metal appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, hot water heaters, dish washers, stoves, ovens, microwaves, air conditioning units, washers and dryers. White Goods are removed from curb one time per month.


RECYCLE MATERIAL - means Aluminum cans, aluminum foil and pie pans, steel cans, all plastic bottles numbered 1 through 7 with neck narrower than the body, milk and water jugs, soft drink bottles, shampoo, detergent and bleach containers.  Newsprint and inserts, corrugated cardboard and mixed paper, including magazines, catalogs, junk mail, paperboard (boxboard), high grade paper, kraft paper bags, telephone books, and other consumer paper. 


1.            Prohibited in Glass – the following items are prohibited from collection:

a.         Lids, mirrors, plate glass, drinking glasses, ceramic cups and plates and any glass other than food or beverage containers.

2.            Prohibited in Plastics – the following items are prohibited from collection:

  1. Polystyrene
  2. Unnumbered plastics

                                                c.             All plastic films and bags

                                                d.            Microwave trays and dishes

                                                e.            Coated PET containers

                                                e.            Deli and bakery trays, covers, containers

                                                f.             PVC caps, liners and labels, coat hangers.

                                                g.            PET containers for automotive products (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.)

                                                h.            PET containers for lawn-garden products (insecticide, fertilizer.

                                                i.              Animal care products (pet food, health care, etc.)

                                                j.             PET medical products (drugs, IV solutions, etc.)

3.            Prohibited in Aluminum/Steel

a.            Any type of metal siding, dishes, cooking pans (except clean aluminum foil and single-use aluminum pans), etc.