Public Works

Glass recycling returns to Pitt County at select sites

Note: Glass is still not allowed in Town of Winterville recycling bins.

Glass must be delivered to one of the County sites accepting glass.

July 6, 2021

Glass recycling is making a return in Pitt County. Six collection sites are now accepting non-gagged glass recyclables. The curbside glass recycling program was stopped last July 2020 because of the contamination of other household recyclables from broken glass.

Glass bottles and jars do not have to be separated by color; however, bagging of glass recyclables is not permitted. Residents may utilize the large yellow recycling container at these locations:

Site                             Address                                

Winterville                 4818 Reedy Branch Road

Bells Fork                  4554 County Home Road

Wellcome                  673 Briley Road

Farmville                    3457 Wesley Church Road

Grimesland               3558 Avon Road

Ayden                        5171 Weyerhaeuser Road

The recycling agreement is with Strategic Materials out of Wilson and the glass will be recycled into new glass.

Eight more containers are expected to be purchased in fiscal year 2021-22, which will allow all 14 county collection sites to offer recycling services. For more information, please call at Pitt County Solid Waste and Recycling at 252-902-3353.


 The Town of Winterville Public Works Department is comprised of two divisions that are responsible for the maintenance, construction and operation of the Town’s infrastructure.  This is all done in an effort to provide the citizens of Winterville with the following services:

  • Trash, recycling, yard waste, and loose leaf collection
  • Street, storm water, and right of way maintenance & mowing
  • Street cleaning
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Water supply and distribution system
  • Sanitary sewer collection system
  • Public building maintenance
  • Animal control 

Important News: 

On September 9, 2019 the Winterville Town Council adopted an Ordinance that prohibits any person from placing, throwing, discharging, depositing, or allowing to be placed any yard waste including but not limited to leaves, grass clippings, pine straw, tree trimmings or shrubbery on any street or sidewalk.  Yard waste placed in or on streets and sidewalks not only poses a safety risk for vehicles and pedestrians, but it also leads to clogged storm drains and ditches when it is washed or blown into the storm drains and ditches.  This can lead to flooding issues and costly repairs.  The Town requests that all yard waste be properly placed behind the curb.

For the 2021 Waste Collection Calendar Click Here  

For specific details click on the appropriate links on the left or call our offices at (252)-215-2427.

Water/Sewer Emergency Contact #: (252) 902-6327