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
1018 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday
(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.
Community Center, Bayview Drive
251 Bayview Drive
Stumpy Point, NC 27978
Open Daily, 24 hours unattended
Recycling Center only
Rodanthe Harbor off Myrna Peters Road
The Rodanthe Recycle Center is located at the end of Myrna Peters Road near the Rodanthe Harbor.
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.
This site is both a Transfer Station and a Recycling Center
47027 NC Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday
(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.
Kill Devil Hills
Public Works complex on Colington Road (RPR 1217)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Call the town offices at 252.480.4080 for locations and materials accepted.
Located off Bob Perry Road
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Closed on Wednesday
8 AM - Noon Saturday
Closed on Holidays
2200 Lark Ave (behind Satterfield Landing Subdivision)
Mobile units located permanently at the Nags Head Town Hall and South Nags Head Fire Station
Nags Head Mobile trailer, call 252.441.1122 for daily Location and for further information
Residential Only 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday
(2) Open Daily, 24 hours unattended
No drop-off recycling - curbside pick-up only
Every Monday morning - Year Round Collection
Call Southern Shores Town Hall, 252.261.2394 or visit the Town of Southern Shores website.