Celebrating 20 years
The Coastal Regional Solid Waste Management Authority was formed in 1990 as a partnership between Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties. The name was shortened in 2008 to the Coastal Environmental Partnership, or CEP. CEP's purpose is to provide an environmentally sound, cost effective system of solid waste disposal for the citizens of the three member counties.

The Coastal Environmental Partnership is a public authority, governed by a 7 member Board of Directors appointed by the County Commissioners of the member counties. CEP operates four facilities:
  • Administrative Office
  • Tuscarora Landfill
  • Newport Transfer Station
  • Grantsboro Transfer Station
Electronics (TV's and Computers) are accepted for recycling in Craven, Carteret and Pamlico Counties year round. To find the drop-off location and schedule for your county, please call:
• Craven County:  252-636-6659
• Carteret County:  252-728-8595
• Pamlico County:  252-745-4240
These items are banned from the Tuscarora Landfill and all landfills in North Carolina.

Updated Three-Year Update to the 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan
The Coastal Environmental Partnership (CEP) has prepared the 2012 update to the area's Solid Waste Management Plan. Pursuant to the Intercounty Solid Waste Agreements between the CEP and the three counties, and the Interlocal Solid Waste Agreements between the CEP and the municipalities in the counties, the responsibility for preparing the solid waste plan is delegated to the Partnership. This plan has been reviewed and approved by the CEP Board of Directors and by the Boards of County Commissioners of Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties.
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