Trash Services

Green for Life (GFL)

(Formerly Waste Industries)

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Martin County provides residential trash / recycling service county-wide (including within municipalities) through a contract with Waste Industries.  The charge for this service is collected through a “landfill charge” of $172 on the annual Martin County property tax bill. 

GFL, or Green For Life (formerly Waste Industries) collects residential trash through the pick-up of a 95-gallon roll-out cart and recycling services with an 18-gallon recycling bin. 

The day of the trash / recycling service pick-up varies, depending on where you reside in the county.  Trash and recycling are picked-up on the same day.  If you have questions about the day of your service, call Waste Industries at 252-792-0576.

The only days GFL does not operate are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  If your service falls on one of these days, your service will be rescheduled, and notice of the change in service for these holidays will be advertised in the local newspaper.

New residents can make arrangements for a cart delivery / inquiries about billing by calling the Martin County Tax Assessor’s Office at 252-789-4350.

Waste Industries - 19.05.07 - Cart Placement

RESIDENTIAL TRASH GUIDELINES

  • Items should fit in the 95-gallon cart
  • Please do not include recyclable materials in your residential trash cart

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING GUIDELINES

The following items are acceptable for residential recycling:
recycle

Aluminum
Accepted:
  • Aluminum beverage and food cans
NOT Accepted: 
  • No pie plates, aluminum foil and food contaminated cans
Preparation:
  • Rinse cans.  Do not flatten.

Plastics
Accepted:
  • #1 and #2 plastic containers (look on bottom to identify)
NOT Accepted:
  • No grocery or sandwich bags, buckets, caps, or lids
  • No containers that have contained hazardous waste (oil, insecticide, paint, etc.)
  • No containers with metal hangers or containers contaminated with food
Preparation:
  • Remove lids and rinse.  Do not flatten

Steel / Tin Cans
Accepted: 
  • All tin / steel food cans
NOT Accepted:
  • Food contaminated cans, aerosol cans and paint cans - No pressurized cans
Preparation:
  • Rinse cans and lids.

PAPER PRODUCTS

Corrugated Cardboard
Accepted:
  • Cardboard boxes
NOT Accepted:
  • Waxed lined or laminated coated boxes
  • No food soiled or oil contaminated boxes
  • No pizza boxes
Preparation:
  • Remove Styrofoam and other packaging materials.
  • Flatten boxes.

Paperboard
Accepted:
  • Paperboard cartons / boxes (cereal, cake mixes, etc.)
NOT Accepted:
  • Waxed lined or laminated coated boxes
  • No food soiled or oil contaminated boxes
Preparation:
  • Flatten boxes.

Newspaper / Magazines
Accepted:
  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail and phone books
NOT Accepted:
  • No wet paper
  • No magazines wrapped in plastic

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