Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 


Good Friday / Easter Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

The Dare County C&D Landfill, Buxton Transfer Station, Rodanthe Recycle Center and Manteo Recycle Yard will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday.

The trash collection for the week of April 6th through April 10th will be as follows:

Residential Trash Collection:

Monday, April 6 – Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras

Tuesday, April 7 – Manteo, Wanchese, Manns Harbor, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon

Wednesday, April 8 – Kitty Hawk, Colington, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras

Thursday, April 9 - Manteo, Wanchese, Manns Harbor, East Lake, Stumpy Point, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon


Commercial dumpsters will be picked up on Monday, April 6 and
Thursday, April 9.

Thank you and have a safe and Happy Holiday!


Hatteras Island and Martins Point large item pick up is canceled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Sanitation Services are running on normal schedule.

Recycle Centers are open and operating on normal hours. Please note, there is no cardboard recycling at the Rodanthe Recycle Yard at this time. Please bring cardboard to the Manteo Recycle Center or the Buxton Transfer Station.

Commercial Recycling - There is no recycling pick up services at businesses at this time.

To order trash cans please call 252.475.5895. Cans will be delivered to your home. There is no trash can pick up available at the Public Works office at this time.

Dare County will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Details:2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule





The Sanitation Department provides residential and commercial solid waste collection for all areas of unincorporated Dare County (Martin's Point, Colington, and all of Hatteras Island) and the Town of Kitty Hawk. Solid Waste is collected and transported to the Manns Harbor Transfer Station and then transported to Bertie County for final disposition.

This department also provides County residents with a Large Item Pick-Up, which is held once a year. This service helps residents dispose of furniture and white goods not picked up during regular sanitation service.

County residents may purchase a new trash can through the Dare County Sanitation Department. Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted. Please call 252.475.5880 or 252.475.5881 to place the order.

  • Delivered to Your Property $96.08

Depending on the age of the trash can, replacement parts may be available for purchase.  Call our helpful staff to determine if the can will be able to be repaired, or if a new can will need to be purchased. 

Bear-Resistant Trash Cans 
A limited supply of bear-resistant trash cans are available for the same purchase price as regular cans. A locking mechanism allows containers to be easily opened by humans using one hand but prevents bears from opening with claws, paws, and teeth.