The Dare County Public Works Department will not be picking up any Christmas trees that are left on the curbside within the unincorporated areas of Dare County, including Hatteras Island, per a recent announcement on countywide Christmas Tree disposal procedures.
Christmas trees should be dropped off at the Dare County Public Works Recycling Center, located at 1018 Driftwood Drive in Manteo, or at the Buxton Transfer Station, which is located at 47027 Buxton Back Road in Buxton. Trees that are dropped off at these locations will be recycled into mulch.
Unincorporated Dare County includes Hatteras Island, (Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village), the Dare County mainland, (East Lake, Manns Harbor, Mashoes, and Stumpy Point), as well as Wanchese, Colington, and Martins Point.
Please note that all ornaments, lights, ribbons, tinsel, and other decorations must be removed before the trees are dropped off at the appropriate recycling centers.
For more information about Christmas tree disposal in unincorporated Dare County, including hours of operation at the recycling centers, visit https://www.darenc.com/departments/public-works/recycling.