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Wednesday November 20, 2019 - Residential trash collection took place in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, and Avon. There are some roads that did not get picked up due to sand and water. 

The normal schedule is anticipated to resume tomorrow:

Residential collection:

  • Thursday, November 21 - Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras
  • Friday, November 22 - Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon

Commercial collection will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019.


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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