Community event in Barco to include hazardous waste disposal, rabies clinic, garden show and more

Published 2:44 pm Monday, April 10, 2023

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Currituck County residents will be able to dispose of household hazardous wastes and enjoy many other activities on Saturday, April 22, including free document shredding, the Home, Flower and Garden Show, plant sale, free rabies clinic and prescription medication collection.

Household hazardous wastes – Collection sites will be set up at two locations:

  1. Community Park, in the NC Cooperative Extension parking lot at 120 Community Way in Barco; 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  2. Southern Outer Banks Water Plant parking lot at 734 Ocean Trail in Corolla; 10 a.m. until noon.

Free document shredding – Available at the Community Park site from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Home, Flower and Garden Show – Held inside the Cooperative Extension facility, along with a plant sale and demonstrations, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Find more information on the Home, Flower and Garden Show at

Free rabies clinic and pet adoption specials – At the Currituck Animal Shelter in Community Park. The rabies shot clinic will be held from 8 until 10 a.m. Also, the Animal Shelter will offer 50% off all adoption fees on April 22.

Prescription medicine collection – The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office will collect expired and unused prescription medicines. This collection will take place at the Public Safety Center in Community Park.

In addition to these activities, all participants at both sites may enter a raffle for a backyard composter. Food trucks will have products available for purchase at the Community Park site and the Corolla site will have information packets provided by Cooperative Extension.

This special event will be held rain or shine. Those with questions should contact the Public Works Department at 252-232-2504.