Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon large item pick-up set for Wednesday

Published 2:10 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Dare County Public Works will complete a previously postponed large item pick‐up for residential customers in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon on Wednesday, May 13. Materials must be at the curbside no later than 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13. There will not be a second day pick-up. No commercial business debris will be picked up.

Due to COVID-19, there will be changes in pick-up procedures. Material must be sorted into four separate piles in front of each property in the right-of-way. Large item pick-up will be conducted by machinery; personnel will not sort piles.

If an unacceptable item or an unsorted pile remains on the roadside following the pick-up, that indicates that it has been rejected and must be disposed of at the owner’s expense.

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Keep piles at least 30 feet away from fire hydrants.

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 (remove refrigerator doors), furniture, mattresses and box springs.

The following items will not be collected: old clothes, shoes, cardboard, tree limbs, stumps, leaves, yard‐clearing debris, construction/demolition materials such as lumber, toilets, windows, doors, 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 regular trash cans.

Do not interfere with county employees picking up large items. Be mindful of overhead power lines and place items carefully so county trucks will not be in danger of coming in contact with them.



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