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The Dare County Department of Public Works has announced that large item pickup for unincorporated areas of Dare County will take place on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Due to a staff shortage at Dare County Public Works, large item pickup will be done by a private contractor, Southern Disaster Recovery, and there will be one strict pass imposed due to budgetary and time constraints. Citizens are therefore asked to pay particular attention to the guidelines below which indicate which specific types of items will be accepted at the next bulky item collection.

Residents who plan to dispose of unwanted materials during the Dare County Large Item Pickup Monday, April 4, 2022 must place their objects on the road in piles sorted by type. Please do not leave any material on the side of the road after Sunday April 3, 2022.

This single pass bulky item pickup will take place in all unincorporated areas of Dare Countywhich includes the following communities:

  • Point Martin
  • Colington Island – (inside and outside the gated community)
  • Roanoke Island – (unincorporated areas only)
  • Mainland (East Lake, Stumpy Point and Manns Harbour)
  • Hatteras Island (Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras)


During this special collection of bulky items, the private contractor will collect the following recyclable items: used automobile tires, automobile radiators, scrap metal (rims, engine parts, etc.), household appliances, furniture, mattresses and box springs. Please remove refrigerator doors. As a reminder, all placed objects must also be sorted into separate piles according to their type.


The following elements Won’t do be picked up: old clothes, shoes, cardboard, tree branches, stumps, leaves, debris from brush clearing, construction/demolition materials (such as wood, toilets, windows, doors, etc.) and any hazardous material (based paint oil, pesticides, etc.). All normal household waste should be disposed of in your usual black bin.

The following items are also prohibited: boats, boats on trailers, personal watercraft, propane tanks and fire extinguishers.


Prohibited materials, mixed piles and poorly sorted items will not be picked up. If the private contractor does not take an item that you have placed on the side of the road, it has been rejected and must therefore be disposed of at your expense. Be proud of your home and respect your neighbors. Do not leave any rubbish on the side of the road waiting for it to be picked up.

Please do not prevent the private contractor from picking up large items. If bulky item pickup falls on your regular waste collection day, please do not block the bin with other items. Citizens are also asked to be careful of overhead power lines in their area and to avoid placing objects where collection trucks could be in danger of coming into contact with them.

REMARK: Please note that the Dare County Department of Public Works only provides large item pickup for unincorporated areas of Dare County. The count does not provide large object pickup for the towns of Manteo, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head. For more information on picking up large items in these areas, please see the officials from your municipality.


The Dare County Department of Public Works will also be hosting a three-day household hazardous waste collection event at three separate locations May 12-14, 2022. During this event, citizens can drop off motor oil in spill-proof containers, as well as all paint chemicals. , for safe disposal at the following locations:

  • North Beach Collection: Kitty Hawk Town Hall (101 Veterans Memorial Drive), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022
  • Buxton-Collection: Buxton Transfer Station, (47015 Buxton Back Road),
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Manteo collection: Dare County Public Works (1018 Driftwood Drive),
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022

For more information on the next household hazardous waste collection, Click here.

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