The Recycling Department is responsible for processing and marketing recyclable material collected throughout unincorporated Dare County.

The department operates numerous drop off collection centers through out the County and offers commercial pick up of materials for businesses. The Recycling Department operates two (2) yard debris collection sites and manages disposal of automotive tires, motor oil, lead acid batteries, and used appliances. Periodically this department conducts special collections for pesticides and other household hazardous materials are conducted.

There are several drop-off recycling centers in Dare County. Some are located in the towns and some are in unincorporated Dare County. Most accept glass, aluminum and steel cans, some plastic (No. 1 & 2), paper and cardboard. Some County Centers accept used motor oil and old tires. Call 252.475.5890 for further information.

Dare County Public Works Compound
Main Recycling Center

Location:
1018 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954

Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday

Accepts:
(No charge) No. 1 and 2 plastic, green clear and brown glass, steel and aluminum cans, mixed paper and card- board. Also, used automotive tires OFF RIMS, used motor oil, lead acid automotive batteries, and RESIDENTIAL yard debris (Branches for chipping up to 8 inches in diameter), straw, pampas grass, leaves etc. for composting. All COMMERCIAL yard debris will be charged at a rate of $50.00 per ton and will have to be taken to the C & D land-fill.

Stumpy Point 
Recycling trailer

Location:
Community Center, Bayview Drive
251 Bayview Drive
Stumpy Point, NC 27978

Hours:
Open Daily, 24 hours unattended

Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo
Recycling Center only

Location:
Rodanthe Harbor off Myrna Peters Road
The Rodanthe Recycle Center is located at the end of Myrna Peters Road near the Rodanthe Harbor.

Hours:
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day

Accepts: glass, corrugated cardboard, paper, plastics #1- #7, steel cans, aluminum cans and electronics.
Prohibits: motor oil, C&D material such as lumber, toilets, sinks, furniture, mattresses, yard debris, tires, batteries, appliances and grills. All of these items may be taken to Buxton Transfer and Recycling Center. See details below.

Buxton 
This site is both a Transfer Station and a Recycling Center

Location:
47027 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Saturday

Accepts:
(No charge) No. 1 and 2 plastic, green, clear and brown glass, steel and aluminum cans, mixed paper and cardboard. Also, used automotive tires OFF RIMS, used motor oil, RESIDENTIAL yard debris (branches for chipping up to 8 inches in diameter). All COMMERCIAL yard debris will be charged at a rate of $50.00 per ton for disposal. This site will also accept metal, C&D Material such as lumber, toilets, appliances, furniture, etc.