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Leaf & Limb Services

Leaf and Limb Information

NOTICE: Beginning August 31, 2020, Leaf & Limb / Bulk Waste will begin collection on Mondays, instead of Tuesdays, for the following subdivisions: Bluewater Rise, Brices Creek Harbor, Brices Crossing, Creekside Village, Evans Mill, Gables Run, Hardees Farm, Longleaf Pines and Sellhorn Heights.


New Bern's leaf & limb pickup is a once-per-week curbside collection service.  We pick up bagged leaves, limbs (no larger than 5'  5") and white & brown goods from residences within city limits so you don't have to!  This service benefits local recycling efforts and helps keep New Bern clean.  We also dispose of holiday trees once all lights and decorations have been removed.  Please visit our Residential Collection Guidelines page & Route Map Schedule to find out how you can participate.

The Streets Division operates litter vacuum machines throughout the city often to help drive home the message “Bear in Mind in New Bern ... If you Litter You Lose.” This machine collects litter along curbed rights-of-ways and provides cleanup assistance for special events sponsored by the City of New Bern.

The Streets Division also operates the loose-leaf vacuum machines only during the months of November, December, January and February. To find out which zone you're in, click here.  For a calendar of pickup days for your area, click here or call Public Works at (252)639-7501.

Questions or comments? 

Call us at (252)639-7521 or send us an Email!  We look forward to hearing from you.

David Cox, Solid Waste Superintendent
(252)639-7521
(252)636-1848 Fax