Gentle reminder trees on private property need approval from the City before being removed: “Tree(s) not located within the City right-of-way only require approval if the tree is located within the Downtown Historic District, The Riverside Historic District, The Ghent Neighborhood, and any commercial development.” Section 15-379. – Procedural requirements for removal of trees in certain areas (pdf).
Ghent and Trolley Run are in Ward 1, Voting Place: YMCA
New Bern Public Works: 252-639-7501
Development Services: 252-639-7581 (Enforces code and code violations such as no parking/driving on the median, no debris on median, permitting to take down private trees in a Historic District Overlay.)
New Bern Parks and Recreation: 252-639-2901 (Responsible for maintaining our median – mowing, edging, and public right-of-way trees, and tree belt.)
Sanitation Pickup Weekly on Tuesday Morning: Trash & recycling routes run one day behind if your service day falls on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day.
Curbside Bulk and Yard Waste Pickup: Weekly on Wednesdays. “Place bulk waste out by 6 a.m. on your scheduled day in one neat pile away from your residential trash cart, recycling container, car, guide wires, trees, fences and away from power or utility sources (in-ground or overhead). Do not place in the street or on the concrete sidewalk.”
More Info on Trash, Recycling & Bulk Pickup
Recycling: Monthly on Wednesdays – schedule (yellow). Pickup Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5