Household hazardous waste collection set for May

Published 1:33 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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The Dare County Public Works Department will hold a three-day household hazardous waste collection event in three separate locations May 11-13, 2023. During this event, citizens can drop off motor oil in spill-proof containers, along with any paint chemicals, for safe disposal at the following locations:

– Kitty Hawk Town Hall, 101 Veterans Memorial Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 11

– Buxton Transfer Station, 47015 Buxton Back Road, 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 12

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– Dare County Public Works, 1018 Driftwood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2023

Materials accepted are paint, polishes and varnishes; paint related materials; turpentine; aerosol cans; adhesives; motor oil; antifreeze; fuel additives; household cleaners; herbicides; insecticides; gasoline; batteries; mercury; pesticides; pool chemicals; fluorescent lightbulbs; automotive batteries; small batteries; automotive fluids like brake, transmission, etc.

Items not typically accepted include commercial, business and industrial waste; explosives; bullets; radioactive material; 55-gallon drums of material; cylinders other than propane and fire extinguishers.

Mark unlabeled containers.

For more information, contact Doug Huff at 252-475-5843.

The event is cosponsored by NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Pesticide Division and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.