Dare to hold household hazardous waste collection

Published 4:07 pm Friday, May 6, 2022

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The Dare County Public Works Department has announced that it will hold a three-day household hazardous waste collection event from May 12-14, 2022 in three different locations throughout the county.

During this event, Dare County residents and property owners can drop off hazardous waste for safe disposal at the following locations:

  • Northern Beach Collection: Kitty Hawk Town Hall (101 Veterans Memorial Drive), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 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. on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Residents of Dare County may use any of the three locations during the three-day household hazardous waste collection event.

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“Please note that this hazardous waste collection is only for Dare County residents (both property owners and year-round residents) as well as the agricultural community/farmers within Dare County,” stated a Dare County press release.

Materials that will be accepted at all of the collection locations include paints, polishes, varnishes, paint-related materials, turpentine, aerosol cans, adhesives, motor oil, antifreeze, fuel additives, household cleaners, herbicides and insecticides, gasoline, mercury, pesticides, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, automotive batteries, small batteries and automotive fluids.

Materials that are typically not accepted include commercial, business and industrial waste, as well as explosives, bullets, radioactive material, 55-gallon drums of material and cylinders (other than propane and fire extinguishers).

Dare County residents and property owners are asked to mark any unlabeled containers that will be dropped off during the household hazardous waste collection event.

For more information about the hazardous waste collection event, contact Doug Huff, solid waste superintendent for the Dare County Public Works Department, at Doug.Huff@DareNC.com or 252-475-5843.