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Crews will begin debris removal in Hatteras Village on Monday, September 23. Property owners and residents in this area are asked to place all storm related debris in front of their properties in the right-of-way by 6 a.m. Monday morning as one pass will be made through each village. Following the completion of debris removal in Hatteras Village, crews will begin working north to Frisco. Updates will be sent as debris removal progresses on Hatteras Island.

Debris removal has been completed inside the gate at Colington Harbor. No more debris will be picked up. Do not put anything else on the roadside.  

 A schedule for other areas of unincorporated Dare County will be released as soon as details are finalized.

Storm related debris should be placed into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto right-of-way in front of your property at least 30 feet from fire hydrants. 

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG! 

  • Construction and Demolition Materials (insulation, cardboard, building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)

  • Metal (appliances)

  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

Large items such as cars, boats, trailers, and campers will be not be accepted and must be disposed of by the owner. 


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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