Outer Banks Recycling


There are several drop-off recycling centers in Dare County. Some are located in the towns and some are within the county. The department operates two yard debris collection sites and manages disposal of automotive tires, motor oil, lead acid batteries, and used appliances. Periodically there are also special collections for pesticides and other household hazardous materials.  

Dare County Operated Centers and Hours

Dare County Public Works Compound

Location: 1018 Driftwood Drive, Manteo
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day
8:00 AM - Noon Labor Day to Memorial Day
Accepts: (No charge) No. 1 and 2 plastic, green clear and brown glass, steel and aluminum cans, mixed paper and card- board. Also, used automotive tires OFF RIMS, used motor oil, lead acid automotive batteries, and RESIDENTIAL yard debris (Branches for chipping up to 8 inches in diameter), straw, pampas grass, leaves etc. for composting. All COMMERCIAL yard debris will be charged at a rate of $50.00 per ton and will have to be taken to the C & D land-fill.

Stumpy Point

Location: Community Center, Bayview Drive
Hours: Open Daily, 24 hours unattended


Location: Rodanthe Harbor off Myrna Peters Road
Hours: Open Daily 24 hours


Location: Behind Centura Bank, Buxton Back Road
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday; 8:30 AM - Noon, Saturday
Accepts: (No charge) No. 1 and 2 plastic, green, clear and brown glass, steel and aluminum cans, mixed paper and cardboard. Also, used automotive tires OFF RIMS, used motor oil, RESIDENTIAL yard debris (branches for chipping up to 8 inches in diameter). All COMMERCIAL yard debris will be charged at a rate of $50.00 per ton for disposal.

Hatteras Village

Location: Ferry Terminal Parking Lot
Hours: Open Daily 24 hours

Town Operated Centers and Hours

Kill Devil Hills

Location: Public Works complex on Colington Road (RPR 1217)
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Accepts: Call the town offices at 252.480.4080 for locations and materials accepted.

Kitty Hawk

Location: Located off Bob Perry Road
Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Closed on Wednesday
8 AM - Noon Saturday
Closed on Holidays

Nags Head

Location (1): 2200 Lark Ave (behind Satterfield Landing Subdivision)
Location (2): Mobile units located permanently at the Nags Head Town Hall and South Nags Head Fire Station
Location (3): Nags Head Mobile trailer, call 252.441.1122 for daily Location and for further information
Hours: Residential Only 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday
(2) Open Daily, 24 hours unattended

Southern Shores No drop-off Recycling

Location: Curbside pick-up only
Hours: Every Monday morning from the last day of May through the last Monday of September; 1st and 3rd Mondays throughout the remainder of the year
Accepts: Call Southern Shores Town Hall, 252.261.2394 for further information.
For more information, call:

Dare County Public Works, 475-5890
Southern Shores, 261-2394
Kitty Hawk, 480-4080
Kill Devil Hills, 480-4080
Manteo, 473-1583
Nags Head, 441-1122
Currituck County Public Works, 232-2504

Currituck County Operated Centers and Hours

Currituck County has eight manned Recycling Centers for residential solid waste collection and recycling. Each Recycling Center has the capability to recycle many products.

Electronics Recycling

Currituck County Collection Sites for electronics recycling are now established at the following Recycling Centers: 
  • Barco,
  • Knotts Island
  • Moyock
  • Powells Point
  • Shawboro
Electronics recycling includes:
  • computer equipment
  • faxes
  • scanners
  • peripherals
  • televisions,
  • UPS backup systems
  • for other electronic items see the site attendant.

Corolla customers wishing to recycle electronics may now place them curbside for pickup on regularly scheduled pickup days after calling Bay Disposal at 252-491-5105 to request a pickup.

Dry cell batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt) are now collected for recycling at all centers as are CFL (compact fluorescent lamps).  Please see the site attendant to properly dispose of these items in designated collection containers.

Cooking Oil Recycling

Currituck County has added a new recycling program for used fryer oil. A Cooking Oil recycling container is now located at each recycling center. 

Charitable Donations

      Salvation Army Drop boxes are located at many of the centers for charitable donations.

Manned Convenience Center Locations

Knotts Island
180 Knotts Island Rd. (SR 1255)

Moyock    (accepts Oyster Shells for recycling effective October 1, 2011)
101 Panther Landing Rd. (SR 1231)

Shawboro  - Swap Shop location 
426 Shawboro Rd. (NC 34) 

Barco    (accepts Electronics for recycling and Oyster Shells for recycling)
183 Shortcut Rd. (US 158)

6815 Caratoke Hwy. (US 158)

Powells Point
309 N. Spot Rd. (SR 1113)

Gibbs Woods
132 Reeds Rd. (SR 1250)

Carova Beach
2030 Ocean Pearl Rd. (Southern end of Carova Beach; entrance from Ocean Pearl Rd.)

Oyster Shells will be accepted at the Moyock and Barco recycling centers for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries oyster bed re-seeding program. Look for the NCDMF signs. For information on the many benefits of oyster shell recycling, visit: www.ncfisheries.net/shellfish/recycle1.htm 

Manned Convenience Center Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Centers are closed the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Easter Sunday 
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Note: The centers close at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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