Residential Recycling


Latest NewsSubscription-Based Curbside Recycling Service

Starting May 1, 2021 TFC Recycling will be providing a $9/month subscription-based curbside recycling service to Nags Head homeowners. We're building a list of potential subscribers until the TFC call center is operational. If you are interested, please give us your contact information below and TFC will call you. 

Give Us Your Contact Information

  • Homeowners will contract directly with TFC for the service, which will cost $9/month. (To encourage curbside recycling, the Town is subsidizing TFC's bid of $14/residence by $5.)
  • 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. Since the Town is now initiating the curbside recycling service, 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 will be 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. 

Collection of the blue recycling carts will begin March 15, 2021 along South Virginia Dare Trail north of Gulfstream Street in the Whalebone Junction area. Carts in this area should be placed by the road on the day of trash service and left there until staff collects them. The remaining areas of Nags Head will be collected in following weeks; additional information regarding the cart collection process will be available at 

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. 

Commingled Recycling Collection Sites

Town Hall
5401 South Croatan Highway
Open 24/7/365

Town Hall Recycling Center

Public Works
2200 Lark Avenue
Open 24/7/365

Public Works Recycling Container

Accepted Material List