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.

 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