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Do not dispose of hazardous waste in trash carts or through bulk pick-up or drop off in the Town of Nags Head. Chapter 30 of the Town of Nags Head code of ordinances defines Hazardous Refuse as "Materials such as poisons, acids, caustics, harmful or dangerous chemicals, infected materials, offal, fecal matter, explosives, highly flammable material and parts of the human anatomy, including pathological specimens." The following items shall not be placed in refuse or recycle containers:
If you need further direction or have questions as to if the items are a chemical or hazardous, please contact Nags Head’s Public Works Department at 252-441-1122 or Nags Head’s Fire Department at 252-441-5909.
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Please note* (If you have ever purchased an additional recycling cart call PW 252-441-1122 to inquire about a refund/trash cart in lieu of refund).
96 Gallon trash carts are $80.07 (excluding convenience fee) and can be purchased by the following methods:
Website-Click HERE to access our Online Bill Pay (choose Trash Carts).
Checks should be made out to The Town of Nags Head and mailed to Town of Nags Head, PO Box 99, Nags Head, NC 27959 or hand delivered at 5401 Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC. 27959
Please note* (Please do not pay for a 300-Gallon trash cart until you call Public Services at 252-441-1122 and have had an inspection meeting).
300 Gallon trash carts are $770.00 (excluding convenience fee) and can be purchased by the following methods:
If you are interested in purchasing a dumpster; please contact PW at 252-441-1122 for more information.
The Public Services facility is located at 2200 Lark Avenue, off of Eighth Street behind the bowling alley.
You can call us at 252-441-1122, fax us at 252-441-3350 or send us an email.
Reporting a Streetlight/ Traffic Light outage or malfunction can be reported by the following methods:
Click HERE to submit an online request
Email us at email@example.com
Call us at 252-441-1122
You can drop off recyclables 24/7 at the recycling center at Nags Head's Municipal Complex at 5401 South Croatan Highway and at the Town's Public Works facility at 2200 Lark Avenue.
A minimum of one trash cart is required at each single-family residence and at each unit of a duplex.
All seasonal rental units must provide one trash cart for every two bedrooms.
For more information or call Nags Head Public Works at 252-441-1122.
Homeowners/Residents for Bulk item/Brush curbside collection service from October 1st through March 31st.
The Town conducts neighborhood bulk item/brush sweeps each month from October 1 through March 31 for our homeowners and residents. Collection days will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and possibly Fridays during each monthly sweep. To ensure your items are picked up during the monthly sweep, please place your items out in the beginning of each month.
This includes pickup of Brush and Limbs, large/bulky items such as stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, sofas, etc. which cannot normally be loaded into the back of a standard garbage truck. Items must be placed in the right of way, but off the pavement, front of your property prior to collection. Bulk, brush and metal must be placed in separate piles. We do NOT collect items from unimproved Lots.
If you have bulk items/Yard Debris that need to be disposed from May 1 through September 30 you can drop them off at the Town's bulk item collection site ( permit/sticker is required), located across from Nags Head's Public Works complex. This collection site is open Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and Saturdays all year long from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. If these times are not convenient for you, you can take them to the Dare County Landfill in Stumpy Point. You can call the landfill at 252-473-6339 for more information.
You are welcomed to call us 252-441-1122 or send us an email. Be sure to let us know the serial number and location of the cart as well as your name and phone number so we can determine if the cart is repairable.
First, give us a call and we will give you the serial numbers of the carts assigned to you. Many times carts get blown away after a heavy storm and more often than not the cart can be found in a neighbor’s house. Check the carts down at least one block in either direction. Next, once you’ve found your cart, be sure to affix your house number on the back of the cart as per town specs. That will make it easier to find the next time around.
If you’ve done some investigating and still cannot find your cart you are welcome to purchase a new one.
Trash carts are $80.07 (excluding on convenience fee) and can be purchased by the following methods:
Also by paying on our Website-Click here on our Online Bill Pay (choose Recycling or Trash Carts).
Please refer to the Residential Solid Waste Collection Schedule .
The Town offers a subscription-based residential curbside recycling service from TFC Recycling. Please sign-up through their web site at tfcrecyling.com. You can call TFC at 757-543-5766 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the holiday trash and recycling schedule here.