March 22, 2016

Dare County plans large item household pickup for April

The Dare County Sanitation Department will be conducting a large item household pickup for residential customers only during the month of April. No commercial business debris will be picked up.

The county asks that materials must be at curbside no later than 6 a.m. on the date of collection. There will not be a second-day pickup.

  • Tuesday, April 5. Hatteras, Frisco, and Buxton
  • Wednesday, April 6. Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, and Avon
  • Thursday, April 7. Manns Harbor, East Lake, and Stumpy Point
  • Tuesday, April 12. Kitty Hawk
  • Wednesday, April 13. Colington
  • Tuesday April 19. Martins Point
  • Please contact the municipalities regarding pick-p in Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Duck.
  • Wednesday, April 20. Manteo and Wanchese

If large item pickup falls on your regular garbage collection day, please do not block the garbage container. Be mindful of overhead power lines and try to place items in such a way that county trucks will not be in danger of coming in contact with them.

On this special pickup, Dare County will collect the following recyclable items: used auto tires, used motor oil (only in spill-proof containers), auto radiators, scrap metals (rims, motor parts), appliances, furniture, and mattresses and box springs. Please remove doors from refrigerators.

The following items will not be collected: old clothes, shoes, cardboard, etc., tree limbs, stumps, leaves, any yard-clearing debris, construction/demolition materials such as lumber, toilets, windows, doors, etc., any hazardous materials (oil-based paint, pesticides, etc.) Water-based paint can be picked up but must be dried out. All normal household garbage must be disposed of in your black can.

The county asks that you not place items for the large item pickup at the roadside until the day before your pickup will be held. If the county does not take an item(s) you placed on the roadside, it has been rejected and must be disposed of at your expense.

"Take pride in your home and respect your neighbors," the county advises. "Please do not leave trash at the roadside expecting it to be picked up."

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