Annually the Coastal Environmental Partnership sponsors a series of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Days in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico counties. We accept: latex and oil paints, used motor oil, lawn and garden fertilizer and pesticides, gasoline, drain openers, paint thinners, cooking oil, anti-freeze, and batteries.

For information on Electronics recycling, contact your local Solid Waste Department for year-round disposal options for these items.
•Craven County: 252-636-6659
•Carteret County: 252-648-7878
•Pamlico County: 252-745-4240

Check below for the dates and times for each location. Hope to see you there!

2024 Schedule

DateTimeLocationEvent Details Link

Pamlico County Courthouse

202 Main Street

Bayboro, NC 28515

Pamlico Facebook Event

Craven Community College

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 28562

Craven Facebook Event

Carteret County Health Department

3820 Bridges Street

Morehead City, NC 28557

Carteret Facebook Event



Paint cannot be landfilled because it is a liquid. Dried paint in cans can be dumped with your regular trash. So can empty paint cans. If you have paint that is not dry, leave the lid off for a while and let it dry out, or speed up the process by adding kitty litter or Oil-Dry to soak up the liquid. Once it is not longer a liquid, we will be glad to take it along with your regular household waste.

In Craven County, paint is accepted for recycling at the County Convenience Centers. Contact Craven County Solid Waste at (252) 636-6659 for more information.


Used oil is collected at County convenience sites in Carteret and Craven counties and at the Pamlico County Recycling Facility on NC 306 North of Grantsboro. Disposal of used oil is free to residential customers.


Used batteries are also collected at all Carteret and Craven County convenience sites and at the Pamlico County Recycling Facility. Disposal of used batteries is free. Recycling Facility on NC 306 North of Grantsboro. 


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