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Large Item Pick Up

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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.

Changes for Large Item Pick Up in Unincorporated Areas of Dare County

Post Date:09/22/2017 10:27 a.m.

     Dare County Public Works has announced that large item pick up in the unincorporated areas of the county, previously scheduled twice each year, will now take place annually. The next large item pick up will conducted late January through April, 2018. A detailed schedule with dates for each area will be available in November. This will include Avon, Buxton, Colington, East Lake, Frisco, Hatteras Village, Manns Harbor, Manteo (unincorporated areas), Martins Point, Rodanthe, Salvo, Stumpy Point, Wanchese, and Waves. To receive the schedule directly from Dare County Public Works once it’s available, register online at DareNC.Com/LargeItemPickUp.                         

    Kitty Hawk’s Fall Large Item Pick Up Scheduled for October 17

    The Town of Kitty Hawk contracts with Dare County for large item pick up services and the town will hold their next large item pick up on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Customers in the Town of Kitty Hawk should not place items at the roadside until Monday, October 16.

    For this special pick-up, the following recyclable items will be collected: 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. 

    If an item placed on the roadside is not collected, it has been rejected and must be disposed of at the owner’s expense.

    To learn more about trash collection and large item pick up services provided by Dare County Public Works, visit 

    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.

    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.