Large item pickup set for Monday in unincorporated Dare

Published 6:58 am Sunday, April 3, 2022

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The Dare County Public Works Department will run a large item pickup for the unincorporated areas of Dare County on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Residents who plan to dispose of unwanted materials during Dare County’s large item pickup on should place their items on the roadside in piles that are sorted by type. Do not place any materials on the roadside after Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The large item pickup will be performed by private contractor Southern Disaster Recovery; there will only be one pass.

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This one-pass large item pickup will take place in all unincorporated areas of Dare County, which includes Martin’s Point, Colington Island (inside and outside the gated community), Roanoke Island (unincorporated areas only), mainland (East Lake, Stumpy Point and Manns Harbor) and Hatteras Island (Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras).

Accepted items include used automobile tires, automobile radiators, scrap metals (rims, motor parts, etc.), appliances (remove the doors from refrigerators), furniture, mattresses and box springs.

All items placed must be sorted into separate piles based on their type.

Prohibited items, which will not be collected, include old clothing and shoes, cardboard, tree limbs, stumps, leaves, yard-clearing debris, construction/demolition materials (such as lumber, toilets, windows, doors, etc.), boats, trailers, jet skis, propane tanks, fire extinguishers and any hazardous materials (oil-based paint, pesticides, etc.).

The Dare County Public Works Department will host a three-day household hazardous waste collection event in three separate locations May 12-14, 2022. More information will be announced soon.

All normal household trash must be disposed of within regular black trash bins.

Prohibited materials, mixed piles and items that are improperly sorted will not be collected. If the private contractor does not take an item placed on the roadside, it has been rejected and therefore must be disposed of at the resident’s own expense.

“Please take pride in your home and respect your neighbors. Do not leave any trash at the roadside expecting it to be picked up,” noted a Dare County press release.

Do not interfere with the private contractor picking up large items. If large item pickup falls on a regular trash collection day, do not block the trash bin with any other items.

Residents are also asked to be mindful of any overhead power lines in their area and to avoid placing items in a location where the collection trucks could be in danger of coming into contact with them.

The Dare County Public Works Department only provides large item pickup for the unincorporated areas of Dare County. The county does not provide large item pickup for the towns of Manteo, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head.