Bulk Trash

There are two options available to Nags Head property owners to dispose of mattresses, furniture, white goods, or yard brush:  curbside collection, available October 4, 2021 through April 30, 2022, and bulk/brush drop-off yard (permit/sticker required for use) located across from Nags Head's Public Works administrative office.

  1. Option 1 Curbside Collection
  2. Option 2 Bulk/Brush Drop-Off

The Town conducts neighborhood bulk item/brush sweeps once a month from October 4, 2021 through April 30, 2022 for our homeowners and residents of IMPROVED lots. 

There is NO on-demand collection or a waiting list (you will NOT need to call in).

October/November/December/January/February/March/April Monthly Sweep Order:

  • Week 1 – Westside Neighborhoods (west of US 158) North of Jockey’s Ridge (Industrial Park/ Carolinian Circle/Nags Head Pond/NH Acres/Vista Colony/Woodhill/The Villas/Villa Dunes/North Ridge)
  • Week 2 – Westside Neighborhoods (west of US 158) South of Jockey’s Ridge (Soundside/South Ridge/The Cove/the Village at Nags Head/Lakeside/Cedar Island/Pond Island/Causeway
  • Week 3 – East of US 158 from South Nags Head to Hollowell 
  • Week 4 – East of US 158 from Hollowell to Eighth Street (including properties between the highways - all neighborhoods between US 158 and along South Virginia Dare Trail)

Materials MUST be in separate piles: (minimum 3 feet apart)

  • 1st pile - vegetative: branches, bushes, shrubs (must be in cut lengths of not over 8 feet), leaves and pine needles (place in paper bags-no plastic bags) 
  • 2nd pile- construction and demolition (ONLY SMALL HOMEOWNER PROJECT ITEMS ARE ALLOWED): lumber, drywall, flooring (Large projects and/or owners using contractors shall NOT place materials for collection. Violators will be fined).
  • 3rd pile- metals: washers/dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, iron, aluminum, steel, empty fuel tanks/propane tanks and NON pressurized containers.
  • 4th pile- mattresses 

Please keep materials a minimum of three feet from obstacles such as poles, fences, mailboxes, etc.

Acceptable Materials:

  • vegetative: branches, bushes, shrubs (must be in cut lengths of no longer than 8 feet sections), leaves and pine needles (place in paper bags-no plastic bags) 
  • minor construction and demolition: flooring, cabinets, paneling, carpeting, insulation, lumber and other wood products and shingles that come from small homeowner projects. (Other material shall be removed by contractors or taken to Dare County Transfer Facility)
  • metals: washers/dryers, water heaters, iron, aluminum, steel, bicycles (must have the tires removed/excluded)
  • mattresses and box springs
  • lawnmowers, weed eaters, blowers or similar gas-powered equipment, with gas tanks removed
  • furniture such as beds, sofas, mattresses, chairs etc.
  • non-recyclable glass, and ceramics

 Materials not Accepted:

  • hazardous material of any type [of] waste
  • empty fuel tanks, propane tanks or any pressurized containers;
  • bulk waste from residential properties produced as a result of a contracted service
  • tires
  • motor oil
  • paint
  • fuel
  • dead animals
  • mixed piles
  • florescent bulbs 

Bulk Item Pick Up March 2012


Please contact Public Works at 252-441-1122 for more information

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