Residential Trash and Recycling Collection

  1. No Change to Trash and Recycling Collection Due to 2019 Easter Holiday

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Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule Until May 1, 2019

(Except for the Blue Route, Which Changed to the Summer Schedule April 15, 2019 Due to Easter)

The Town has three trash and recycling routes: BLUE, GREEN, and RED. Click on the tab below for your route and for more information.

  1. Blue Route
  2. Green Route
  3. Red Route

All properties fronting the west side of South Virginia Dare Trail and those east of South Virginia Dare Trail, all properties south of Bark and Bainbridge Streets near Mile Post 11.5 that lie between South Virginia Dare Trail and US 158/South Croatan Highway, and all properties on South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

View a map of the trash and recycling routes.

May 1 - September 30 (Collection begins at 3 am)
Monday - Trash
Friday - Trash & Recycling


October 1 - April 30 (Collection begins at 5 am)
Monday - Trash
Friday - Recycling

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule Effective May 1, 2019

(Except for the Blue Route, Which Changed to the Summer Schedule April 15, 2019 Due to Easter)

The Town has three trash and recycling routes: blue, green, and red. Click on the tab below for your route and for more information.

  1. Blue Route
  2. Green Route
  3. Red Route

Blue Route

All properties fronting the west side of South Virginia Dare Trail and those east of South Virginia Dare Trail, all properties south of Bark and Bainbridge Streets near Mile Post 11.5 that lie between South Virginia Dare Trail and US 158/South Croatan Highway, and all properties on South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

View a map of the trash and recycling routes.

May 1 - September 30 (Collection begins at 3 am)
Monday - Trash and Recycling
Friday - Trash and Recycling


October 1 - April 30 (Collection begins at 5 am)
Monday - Trash and Recycling
Friday - Trash

Trash and recycling carts should be placed out for collection no earlier than the day before the scheduled collection time and removed to a secure location no later than the day of collection. 

Please do not leave carts by the road or in the right-of-way except during the collection timeframe.