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Correct placement of containers for curbside collection, place at curb with wheels facing your home, keep containers four feet apart and at least four feet or more from any obstacles such as mailboxes, cars,  power or street light posts. Best to put container out the night before collection day, that way you won't miss pick up.  If it hasn't been collected at regular time, leave the container out until the end of the day, arrival time may change due to truck or employee shortage.


Once collection is completed remove the containers from the side of the street. To reduce odor, rinse your cart periodically and seal messy items securely in plastic bags. 

If you have any issues, please call the Village of Simpson Office at 252-757-1430. 

Village of Simpson DOES NOT pick up furniture, appliances, tires, hazardous waste materials, or construction items. The resident is responsible for disposal of these items at the dump on Avon Road (252-758-1372) or Port Terminal (252-758-0884).

Holiday Schedules are determined by the transfer stations: (We take very few holidays!)

Leaf & Limb

Every Monday

Leaf and Limb is placed in the BROWN container and is picked up every Monday.

Accepted materials - branches, flowers, leaves, small tree trimmings - limbs are to be no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in length, as required by the Pitt County Land Fill.


Every Friday

Garbage is placed in the GREEN container and picked up every Friday. Pull to curb on your collection day by 5am.


1st Friday of each month

Recyclable items is placed in the BLUE container and are picked up the 1st Friday of each month.

Accepted materials -

  • Plastic - (empty water, soda, juice, milk and detergent bottles - no pumps.

  • Metal - all cans - cleaned out - no lids.

  • Paper - newspaper, office paper, and flatten cardboard. (no magazines or catalogs)


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