Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, GFL will be delivering new 95 gallon roll out carts(garbage carts) to each address that receives solid waste collection services through the Town of Richlands.  Each address will receive the number of carts assigned to that address.  Delivery of carts should be completed by Thursday, September 23, 2021.  New carts will be black with a lime green lid and have GFL stamped on the side of the cart.  Please do not use the new carts until AFTER solid waste collection has been completed on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Please have all (old) green roll our carts placed curbside by the afternoon of Wednesday, September 22, 2021, for collection on Thursday, September 23, 2021.  GFL will dispose of the old roll out carts on collection day.

If you do not receive a new cart or have any questions or concerns, please contact Town Hall.

For Information on the Coronavirus


Onslow County Phone Bank



Prescription Drug Card

Residents of the town can come pick up their free Prescription Drug Card at Town Hall compliments of NC League of Municipalities

Message from the Chief of Police

It’s that time of year again when the grass is starting to grow.  Please remember the town has ordinances covering the length of grass (exceeding 8 inches).  Grass clippings in the street are not allowed because they wash into the storm water system.  Richlands is a beautiful town and we need your assistance keeping it that way.  If you have any questions please call and ask for our code enforcement officer or you can go on the town’s website and look under ordinances.


Richlands Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4, 2021 3:30-6:00 pm   Click here for more information

Seeking Mr. and Ms. Christmas    Click here for more information

To become a Sponsor or Donor     Click here for more information



For Information on Mosquito Control Click Here:


State Landfill Regulations

State Regulations will not allow the disposal of TV’s, computer monitors, towers, printers and microwaves at the landfill.  Therefore the Town will not pick up any of these items.   Residents of the Town must dispose of these items themselves.Please contact Onslow County at 455-4470 for the nearest convenience center.

Welcome to Richlands

Richlands is a vibrant, family-friendly community with small-town charm and a historic central business area. Richlands is rich in history and relevant today. With new opportunities, new technologies and strategic planning, it’s truly “a Great Place to Grow!” Richlands has been a very attractive building location in recent years due to it’s high quality of life and lower cost of living. We welcome you to visit Richlands through this site and learn more about our Town and community.

The town is governed by a Mayor and five Aldermen which are elected at large every two years. The Town Administrator is appointed by the board to handle day-to-day operations of the Town, including general supervision of town departments. The Town Clerk, Chief of Police and Town Attorney are all hired by the Board of Alderman. You can learn more about our Officials and the Departments of the Town and the duties of those departments and staff in the pages of this site.

The Richlands Community Building is available to rent

Click here to learn more or contact Town Hall at 910.324.3301