1. Curbside Recycling Service
  2. Recycling Drop Off

TFC Recycling provides a $10.33/month subscription-based curbside recycling service to Nags Head homeowners. 

Sign Up for the TFC Curbside Recycling Service

You can call TFC at 757-543-5766 or email them at

  • Homeowners will contract directly with TFC for the service, which will cost $10.33/month. (To encourage curbside recycling, the Town is subsidizing TFC's  of $15.33 /residence by $5.) For each additional cart there is a charge of $8.76.
  • TFC will bill homeowners directly for the service.
  • Collection of recyclables will take place on Mondays all year long. 
  • The items collected by TFC will be recycled. 

Blue Recycling Cart Collection

In 2016, when the Town initiated its residential curbside recycling service, blue recycling carts were issued at no charge to all residences for use with the service. These carts were purchased by the Town with help from the North Carolina Division of Environmental Quality’s Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program. 

With the new curbside recycling service in place, the blue carts are to be used only for those participating in the recycling program. These carts may not be used for trash or by non-subscribers and will not be serviced if used improperly. To limit confusion on how carts may be used, the Town’s goal is for only those properties in the subscription program to retain their recycling carts. Therefore, the Town is collecting the blue recycling carts from each residence and reissuing them to those households subscribing with TFC. The recycling carts may be used free of charge. 

Carts should be placed by the road on the day of trash service and left there until staff collects them. 

Property owners who paid a fee for additional carts after 2016 may call Nags Head’s Public Works office at 252-441-1122 to inquire about a credit or refund.

Acceptable Recycling from TFC April 29 2021