Monday afternoon update from NCDOT - N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe is still closed as sections of the Outer Banks road are covered with sand and water due to dune breaches and ocean overwash. Conditions remain poor on N.C. 12 and ocean overwash is continuing to inundate the road with water. N.C. Department of Transportation crews are assessing impacts and continuing to clear the road of sand caused by dune breaches between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet. Officials are not sure when it will be safe to reopen N.C. 12. The last winds from this weekend’s strong storm are forecast to exit the coast later today.  NCDOT will continue to provide updates on N.C. 12 as new information is available. 

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Thanksgiving Trash Collection Schedule 

The Buxton Transfer Station, C&D Landfill, Rodanthe Recycle Center and the Manteo Recycle Yard will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be one pick up per area the week of Thanksgiving, November 25 through November 29.

Residential Trash Collection for the week of November 25 through November 29 will be as follows:

  • Monday, November 25: Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras
  • Tuesday, November 26: Manteo, Wanchese, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon
  • Wednesday, November 27: NO PICK UP
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED, HAPPY THANKSGIVING
  • Friday, November 29: CLOSED

Commercial will be picked up on Monday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 27.



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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