Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 


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Hatteras Island and Martins Point large item pick up is canceled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Sanitation Services are running on normal schedule.

Recycle Centers are open and operating on normal hours. Please note, there is no cardboard recycling at the Rodanthe Recycle Yard at this time. Please bring cardboard to the Manteo Recycle Center or the Buxton Transfer Station.

Commercial Recycling - There is no recycling pick up services at businesses at this time.

To order trash cans please call 252.475.5895. Cans will be delivered to your home. There is no trash can pick up available at the Public Works office at this time.  

Dare County will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Details: 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule



The Public Works Departments' goal is to meet the needs of the citizens of Dare County in regards to solid waste disposal. This is achieved through the selling and delivery of trash cans, resolving sanitation/recycling problems and enforcing waste disposal guidelines.


We also provide additional services such as large item pick-up, coordinating support efforts during adverse weather conditions and Mosquito Control. This department develops sanitation and recycling guidelines, procedures, and schedules and serves to coordinate operations between other Public Works departments.


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