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Nov 14, 2018
New Ordinance

Prohibit accumulation of leaves, grass clippings, etc. on public ways

(a) Authority of ordinance. The section is enacted pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 160A-174 as an exercise of the police power granted to the town.

(b) Prohibitions. It shall be unlawful for any person to blow, place, or allow to be placed leaves, grass clippings, or any debris from his or her premises on a public street or sidewalk, in the grass strip between a paved sidewalk and street, in any area that pedestrians would be expected to use to walk upon parallel to a public street, or in the median strip within a public right of way.

This section shall not apply to the following: the accumulation of leaves along a curb line of a public right of way for the purposes of collection by a private leaf collecting contractor (provided the leaves are promptly collected by the contractor); the accumulation of limbs along the curb line of the public right of way for the purposes of collection by the Town of Grifton under the street pick-up policy guidelines established by the Town;  the placement of debris and limbs during a recognized and approved State of Emergency; or to contract mowing within North Carolina Department of Transportation right of ways.

(c) Criminal Penalty. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a class three misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to punishment in accordance with G.S. 14-4. Unless otherwise provided, the maximum fine for a misdemeanor violation is five hundred dollars ($500.00). This criminal penalty is in addition to any civil penalties that may be charged.


Feb 14, 2018
Yearly CCR Report
Yearly CCR Report

Christmas Holiday
12-24-18 Closed
12-25-18 Closed
Garbage only pickup on Friday December 28, 2018

New Year's
1-1-19 Closed
Garbage and Recycling will be picked up on Friday, January 4th, 2019


The Town of Grifton operates a wastewater collection system under permit WQCS00247, issued by the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION, N.C. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES. This system consists of approximately 20 linear miles of gravity sewer lines, 6.4 linear miles of force mains, 10 duplex and 5 simplex pump stations, and all associated piping, valves, and appurtenances necessary to operate a wastewater collection system for the Town of Grifton.
During the year, 2017, this collection system was operated in compliance with all regulations applied to it by NCDENR. This system had no SSO’s (Sanitary Sewer Overflows), meaning that no wastewaters escaped from the system. Our 10 duplex pump stations are inspected daily and our simplex stations are inspected weekly. Each of our duplex pumping stations has two pumps that alternate in operation and have a backup generator or bypass pumping capability to operate in case of power failure.
Wastewater collected by this system is pumped to the Contentnea Metropolitan Sewerage District (CMSD) treatment plant where it is treated and discharged into the Contentnea Creek.
The Town of Grifton has expended considerable resources studying and inspecting the collection system in an effort to reduce stormwater inflow and groundwater infiltration into the system. The Town purchased a sewer jet vac truck this year to assist in the sewer line cleaning for the prevention of sewer overflows. This year the Town of Grifton received a $ 1,276,000 grant and $ 441,000 loan from U.S.D.A. that consists of both pump station rehabilitation and gravity sewer improvements. The Contentnea and Woodlawn pump stations will be totally renovated with new pumps, controls and site appurtenances. In addition, the project includes 14 new manholes, 51 sewer service lateral re-connections and 5100 LF of sewer line replacement. Should you have any questions, please contact the Town of Grifton, by mail at P.O. 579, Grifton NC 28530; by telephone at 252-524-5168; or visit us at