September 22, 2017

Changes for Large Item Pick Up in
Unincorporated Areas of Dare County

Dare County Public Works has announced that large item pick up in the unincorporated areas of the county, previously scheduled twice each year, will now take place annually. The next large item pick up will be conducted late January through April, 2018. A detailed schedule with dates for each area will be available in November. This will include Avon, Buxton, Colington, East Lake, Frisco, Hatteras Village, Manns Harbor, Manteo (unincorporated areas), Martins Point, Rodanthe, Salvo, Stumpy Point, Wanchese, and Waves. To receive the schedule directly from Dare County Public Works once it’s available, register online at DareNC.Com/LargeItemPickUp.

Kitty Hawk’s Fall Large Item Pick Up Scheduled for October 17

The Town of Kitty Hawk contracts with Dare County for large item pick up services and the town will hold their next large item pick up on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Customers in the Town of Kitty Hawk should not place items at the roadside until Monday, October 16.

For this special pick-up, the following recyclable items will be collected: 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.

If an item placed on the roadside is not collected, it has been rejected and must be disposed of at the owner’s expense.

To learn more about trash collection and large item pick up services provided by Dare County Public Works, visit


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