Hazardous waste collections set for Dare

Published 1:07 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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The Dare County Public Works Department will hold a three-day household hazardous waste collection event from Thursday, May 9, 2024 through Saturday, May 11, 2024 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 9, 2024
  • Buxton Collection:Buxton Transfer Station, (47015 Buxton Back Road), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024
  • Manteo Collection: Dare County Public Works (1018 Driftwood Drive), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2024

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

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Materials that will be accepted at all of the collection locations include:

  • Paints, polishes, varnishes, paint-related materials and turpentine
  • Aerosol cans, adhesives and mercury
  • Household cleaners and pool chemicals
  • Herbicides, insecticides and pesticides
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and small batteries
  • Gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze and fuel additives
  • Automotive batteries and automotive fluids

Materials that are typically not accepted include:

  • Commercial, business and industrial waste
  • Explosives, bullets and 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 household hazardous waste collection event, call 252-475-5843 or check out this informational video: youtube.com/watch?v=hxHbqO4hOEQ. For more information about all of the services that are provided by the Dare County Public Works Department, go to darenc.gov/departments/public-works.