Octobert 12, 2018
Dare County Planning Storm Clean-up; Sets Debris Pick-up Guidelines
flooding from Tropical Storm Michael, many residents, property owners and
business owners are now faced with undertaking the process of cleaning up and
disposing of a wide variety of debris.
County will provide storm debris pick-up in the unincorporated areas of the
county. A schedule will be announced as soon as established, but it is
important for all debris to be sorted properly, as outlined below. Debris
piles are to be set on the side of the road in the right of way. Please do not
block driveways, storm drains or utilities.
Debris should be sorted as follows:
- Vegetative - This
pile should consist of any yard debris such as tree limbs, leaves, pine
straw, or grass.
This pile should consist of lumber, windows, doors, insulation, roofing,
decking, cabinets, carpet, flooring, mattresses, and furniture.
- Metal - This pile
should consist of metal objects such as bikes, gas grills, metal lawn
furniture, and appliances, i.e. washers, dryers, refrigerators, and
- Propane tanks
Propane tanks should be placed in a separate pile so that gas companies
may retrieve them.
- HHW (Household
Hazardous Waste) - TV's, computers, used motor oil in
spill proof containers, and any pesticide or other chemicals should be
placed in a separate pile.
as much as you can to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
Everything from water bottles to electronics can be recycled at several
locations. To find recycling locations and a list of materials accepted, click here.
not burn debris or trash as it can impact the air quality and create additional
For important tips and
information to aid in storm clean-up, visit www.darenc.com/michael.