Large Item Pick Up


The Dare County Sanitation Department conducts large item household pick-up for residential customers in April and October each year. No commercial business debris are picked up. Please do not interfere with county employees picking up large items. Materials must be at curbside no later than 6:00 am on the date of collection. There will not be a second day pick-up.

Dare County conducts large item pick up in the following communities:



  • Avon
  • Buxton 
  • Colington 
  • East Lake
  • Frisco
  • Hatteras
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Manns Harbor
  • Manteo
  • Martins Point 
  • Rodanthe
  • Salvo
  • Stumpy Point 
  • Wanchese
  • Waves 



*Please contact the municipalities regarding pick-up in Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Duck.

If large item pick-up falls on your regular garbage collection day, please do not block the garbage container. Be mindful of overhead power lines and try to place items in such a way that County trucks will not be in danger of coming in contact with them.

On this special pick-up, Dare County will collect the following recyclable items: used auto tires, used motor oil (only in spill proof containers), auto radiators, scrap metals (rims, motor parts), appliances, furniture, and mattresses and box springs. Please remove doors from refrigerators.

The following items WILL NOT be collected: old clothes, shoes, cardboard, etc., tree limbs, stumps, leaves, any yard-clearing debris, construction/demolition materials such as lumber, toilets, windows, doors, etc., any hazardous materials (oil based paint, pesticides, etc.) Water based paint can be picked up but must be dried out. All normal household garbage must be disposed of in your black can.

Please do not place items for the county large item pickup at the roadside until the day before your pickup will be held. If the county does not take an item(s) you placed on the roadside, it has been rejected and must be disposed of at your expense.

Take pride in your home and respect your neighbors. Please do not leave trash at the roadside expecting it to be picked up.