The Dare County Public Works Department says it will collect household hazardous waste May 12-14 at three locations.
The hazardous waste collection is for Dare County property owners, year-round residents and farmers, officials said. Residents can use any of the three locations during the household hazardous waste collection event.
Hazardous waste can be dropped off for safe disposal at the following locations:
- Northern Beach collection: Kitty Hawk Town Hall, 101 Veterans Memorial Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 12.
- Buxton collection: Buxton Transfer Station, 47015 Buxton Back Road 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 13.
- Manteo collection: Dare County Public Works, 1018 Driftwood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
Accepted materials include paints, polishes, varnishes, paint-related materials, turpentine, aerosol cans, adhesives, motor oil, antifreeze, fuel additives, household cleaners, herbicides and insecticides, gasoline, mercury, pesticides, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, automotive batteries, small batteries and automotive fluids.
Materials that are not usually accepted include commercial, business and industrial waste, as well as explosives, bullets, radioactive material, 55-gallon drums of material and cylinders and other than propane and fire extinguishers.
Dare County residents and property owners are asked to mark any unlabeled containers that they intend to drop off during the household hazardous waste collection.