Christmas tree disposal outlined for unincorporated Dare, towns within

Published 4:13 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Dare County Public Works Department will not pick up any Christmas trees that are left on the curbside within the unincorporated areas of Dare County, stated a Dare County press release.

Undecorated 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, located at 47027 Buxton Back Road in Buxton. Trees that are dropped off at these locations will be recycled into mulch.

Note that 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), unincorporated areas of Roanoke Island including Wanchese, as well as Colington and Martins Point.

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For more information about Christmas tree disposal in unincorporated Dare County, including hours of operation at the recycling centers, go to

The Town of Manteo requests that residents place their undecorated Christmas trees on the curbside during the town’s regular Monday and Thursday sanitation runs.

Trees must not contain any ornaments, lights or tinsel in order to be picked up. For more information, go to

The Town of Duck will collect undecorated, tinsel-free Christmas trees from the curbside on Monday, January 9, 2023.

The town asks that trees be placed on the curbside the night before residents’ scheduled collection date. For more information, go to

Residents of the Town of Southern Shores may place their undecorated, tinsel-free Christmas trees in limb and branch piles for collection during the regularly scheduled pickup for their sector. Note that wreaths are excluded and will not be collected.

To determine your sector or to find more information regarding the town’s collection calendar, rules and regulations, go to

The Town of Kitty Hawk requests that residents place their undecorated, tinsel-free Christmas trees along the curbside right-of-way before Wednesday, February 1, 2023 and notes they will be picked up in a timely manner. For more information, go to

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will be collecting natural and undecorated Christmas trees that are placed along the curbside beginning on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Trees must be placed on the curbside right-of-way adjacent to your property no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2023. For more information, go to

Nags Head residents are asked to place their undecorated, tinsel-free Christmas trees along the side of the road in front of their property, where they will be collected as part of the town’s monthly curbside bulk item/brush collection service.

The town also reminds residents to set their trees in a separate pile from the rest of any bulk items that need to be collected. For more information, contact the Nags Head Public Service Department at 252-441-1122 or go to