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 before Easter) - the Saturday after Labor Day: Pick-up is every Tuesday and Saturday.

Please note:

  • Trash carts must be at the street by 6:00 a.m. on the pickup day.
  • Carts on OCEAN BOULEVARD ONLY will be rolled back to the front of the house. 
  •  BAG the trash before putting it in the cart.

Additional garbage carts are available for yearly rental through Waste Industries. Please call Waste Industries 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). Click here to view the full ordinance.

Recycling Center

***Effective September 6, 2016 The Recycling Center under the water tower will no longer be operational. 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.***

Curbside Recycling

Waste Industries is now offering curbside recycling for Town properties that desire to participate in the service. The service cost is $54.00 annually paid in advance to the Town of Holden Beach and consists of a 96 gallon cart that is emptied every other week. 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 details on what materials are accepted. Click here to view the collection schedule.

Yard Waste Service

Yard waste pick-up is provided twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of March, April, May, October, November and December.

Yard debris needs to be secured in a biodegradable bag or bundled in a maximum length of 5' and 50 pounds in weight. A total of ten items (bundles of brush/ limbs, bags) will be picked up by Waste Industries. Yard waste must be placed at the street for pick-up. No pick-ups will be made on vacant lots.

Yard waste can also be hauled to the landfill on Oxpen Road for a fee per truck load.