Garbage Collection

GFL Environmental Office- Elizabeth City
(252) 264-2996

The Town of Hertford provides garbage collection to its residents through a contractor, GFL Environmental, Garbage is collected once per week on Wednesday in a 90-gallon roll out container provided by the Town.  

The collection is done using an automated garbage truck that uses a hydraulic arm to pick up and dump the garbage can. Because of this automated process it is necessary to position the garbage can with the wheels opposite the street where the truck can reach the can. Please do not place the can in the street if it interferes with vehicle traffic. The contractor and Town will not pick up any items left by the curb except for yard waste.

If your collection date falls on certain holidays, garbage collection will be delayed. Please consult GFL Environmental for the date of collection or call customer Service at (252) 264-2996. If the truck missed your garbage can, call GFL Environmental at (252) 264-2996 and report your address. Leave the can at the pickup location until it is collected. All garbage must be placed in the can. Do not leave excess garbage on the curb, it will not be picked up.

If your garbage can is damaged please report the damage to GFL Environmental at (252) 264-2996. If it can be repaired GFL Environmental will repair the can but if it cannot be repaired the Town will be notified and the Town will either replace the can or order a new can. If the resident is responsible for damaging the can beyond repair then they may be held responsible for the replacement cost, which is estimated to be $70.00.

Do not place any of the following in the garbage cans:

  • Yard waste
  • Paint of chemicals
  • Pesticides or insecticides
  • Tires
  • Motor Oil
  • Florescent Bulbs