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Do not dispose of hazardous waste in refuse or recycle containers 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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The Public Works 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.
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.
Please refer to Type and Size of Refuse Receptacles (PDF) for more information or call Nags Head Public Works at 252-441-1122.
We take requests from Homeowners/residents for bulk item/Brush curbside collection service from October 1st through March 31st. 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. Just call us at 252-441-1122.
If you have bulk items/Yard Debris that need to be disposed of after April 1 through September 30 you can drop them off at the Town's bulk item collection site, 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 and recycle carts are $80.07 and can be purchased at Town Hall.
Trash and recycle carts are $80.07 and can be purchased at Town Hall.
Please refer to the Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule Cart Placement Detail (PDF).