Category: Craven County

September 18th, 2018 by newbernpostadmin

TRASH PICKUP: Trash pickup for city residents will resume Tuesday. Contractors will begin with Tuesday’s route and resume each route each day. There will be no pickups for services lost in the last several days. If you have extra trash that does not fit in your receptacle, bag it and place the bag next to your receptacle streetside. No stickers are needed and there is no extra charge for these bags. Be aware that construction debris, carpets, clothing, etc. cleaned out from flooded homes should not go in your trash receptacle.

If you have an abundant amount of trash and want to dispose of it ahead of your trash pickup day, you may take it to a Craven County convenience site. However, the convenience sites will not open until Thursday, September 20. Craven County has confirmed that trash stickers will NOT be required.

Questions concerning trash pickup outside of the city limits of New Bern should be directed to your service provider.

DEBRIS COLLECTION: Contractors made it to our state Monday night and mobilzed for debris pickup. City staff and contractor crews will begin today picking up storm debris. Please put debris curbside but NOT in the street. Debris should be properly sorted into three piles: leaf/limb/vegetation in one pile. Construction debris (carpet, sheetrock, wood) in one pile. Brown good/white goods (furniture & appliances) in a third pile. Reminder: please place at the back of the curb, NOT in the street so as not to impede stormwater drainage. City staff & contractor crews will be working 12 hour shifts from 7am-7pm to collect debris. City residents may also take leaf/limb/vegetation debris to the city’s yard waste facility located at 1803 Country Club Road. This facility will operate Monday-Saturday from 8am-4pm until further notice. Or, you can take it to a Craven County convenience center beginning Thursday, September 20.

Questions concerning debris removal for residents outside of the city of New Bern should be directed to Craven County.

RECYCLING: Recycling is operated through Craven County. We understand recycling pickups will resume on Friday, September 21.

OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS: Regular Curbside household trash (with stickers) will begin Wednesday. If your pickup day is Tuesday it will be next Tuesday before it is picked up.

Posted in Craven County, Hurricane, Utilities

September 15th, 2018 by newbernpostadmin

Extreme river flooding is expected in the Neuse River basin in Craven County over the next several days as a result of rainfall generated by Hurricane Florence.

Citizens in areas at high risk for flood potential who have not already evacuated are asked to evacuate now. Rivers are expected to rise quickly in the next week and are expected to crest on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Areas at high risk for flood potential are certain portions of Vanceboro, Cove City, areas north of Weyerhaeuser and River Road, Neuse River Basin, Swift Creek Basin, Core Creek area.

Craven County is under a Mandatory Evacuation Notice for all of Craven County but evacuation for residents in the areas at high risk.

Residents are asked to heed all warnings given by officials as Individuals in areas at risk of flooding should monitor conditions closely starting now. Past flood events have shown areas not directly impacted by flood waters may be isolated and travel may be restricted.

For more information on emergency shelters call Craven County Emergency Management at 252- 636-6608. Craven County Government Emergency Management updates will appear on the Craven County website at, on the Craven County Facebook page @cravencounty and the Craven County Emergency Management Twitter account @cravencountync. Visit the Craven County website to register to receive emergency notifications via text, email and phone calls through the CodeRed Emergency Notification System.


Posted in Craven County, Hurricane, New Bern

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