Public Works

The Town of Winterville and Pitt County are changing the way we recycle!

July 1, 2020

Beginning July 1, 2020 the Town of Winterville and Pitt County will be making significant changes to the way we recycle.  Please click here for a comprehensive list of acceptable recyclable items.  Please note that glass is no longer an acceptable item.  This streamlined list of recyclables is intended to keep the County's recycling program sustainable and contaminant-free.  Please recycle ONLY the items listed above.  Please do not include any trash (diapers, hoses, food scraps, or other items not listed above) in the recycling cart as these debris contaminate items that are recyclable and render them useless.  Please do not bag recyclables within the recycle cart as this also leads to acceptable items being taken to the landfill instead of recycled.


Town of Winterville Temporary Conversion to Chlorine

May 27, 2020

Beginning Wednesday June 17 and continuing until Tuesday July 28, the Town of Winterville will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process. The Town will be using chlorine rather than chloramines during this period of time.

Since August 2012, Winterville has used chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in its water treatment process. Chloramines are an effective disinfectant and also reduce the level of byproducts that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency. State drinking water guidelines recommend that water systems using chloramines periodically switch back to free chlorine (chlorine alone) for a period of time. This brief, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria throughout the year.

During the temporary switch to free chlorine, customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. The mild chlorine taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk. Most customers will not need to take any precautions as the water remains safe to drink and is treated according to both state and federal standards. People and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine.

For additional information, please go to or contact Travis Welborn at (252) 215-2428.

 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 2020 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