Outer Banks Trash & Recycling Information

Trash & Recycling Pickup Schedule

Community In-Season (5/1-9/30 unless otherwise noted) Off-Season (10/1-4/30 unless otherwise noted) Instructions
Nags Head (NH, NHS) Trash: Monday & Friday
Recycling: Friday
Trash: Monday
Recycling: Friday
Roll receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.
Kill Devil Hills (KD) Trash: Monday & Thursday
Recycling: Drop-off at trash/recycling center
Trash: Monday
Recycling: Drop-off at trash/recycling center
Roll receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day. Recycling drop off is located at 701 Bermuda Bay Bld, Kill Devil Hills.
Southern Shores (A) Trash: Monday & Friday (beginning 6/1, ends 9/3)
Recycling: Wednesday 
Trash: Monday only (beginning 9/3)
Recycling: Wednesday
Roll receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.
Duck to Sanderling (B) Trash: Monday & Friday
Recycling: Monday
Trash: Monday
Recycling: 1st & 3rd Monday
Roll receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.
Duck - Four Seasons (BFS), Osprey, Sea Ridge Trash: Monday & Friday
Recycling: Monday
Trash: Monday
Recycling: 1st & 3rd Monday
This community offers a roll out service year-round. Do not roll the receptacles to the curb and do not block the bins.
Snow Geese Dunes (N. Snow Geese Dr.) Trash & Recycling: No pick up - take trash and recycling to the community dumpsters adjacent to Duck Road.
Crown Point (H), Spindrift (F), Ocean Sands Sections A - C (G1, G2, G3) Trash: Monday & Friday
Recycling: Monday & Friday
Trash: Monday
Recycling: Monday
Roll receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.
Pine Island (E), Pine Island Club (EC), Pine Island Reserve (ER), Buck Island (I), Corolla Light (K) Trash: Monday & Friday
Recycling: Monday & Friday
Trash: Monday
Recycling: Monday
(Wednesday for Corolla Light)
This community offers a roll out service year-round. Please do not roll the receptacles to the curb & do not block the bins.
Whalehead (J) Trash: Wednesday & Saturday
Recycling: Wednesday & Saturday
Trash: Wednesday
Recycling: Wednesday
This community offers a roll out service 5/1 - 9/30 only. Do not roll the receptacles to the curb and do not block the bins. If staying 10/1 - 4/30, roll the receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.
Corolla Village (M), Ocean Hill (N) , Ocean Lake (GOL), Ocean Sands Sections D - Q (G4 - G9), Village at Ocean Hill (P) Trash: Wednesday & Saturday
Recycling: Wednesday & Saturday
Trash: Wednesday
Recycling: Wednesday
Roll receptacles to the curb the night before the scheduled collection day.
4x4 Beaches Trash: Mid-week & After Check-Out
Recycling: Drop-off at trash/recycling center
Trash: After Check-Out
Recycling: Drop-off at trash/recycling center
Bag and place trash in the home's outdoor receptacles for collection. There is also a trash & recycling center located on Anemone Lane in North Swan Beach, just past milemarker 20, if additional trash relief is needed.

Trash

Bag all trash and place it in the home's outdoor trash receptacles with the lids tightly closed. Roll trash receptacles to the curb (no more than three feet from the street) the night before the scheduled collection day since trash pick-up occurs in the early morning hours. Four Seasons, Osprey, Sea Ridge, Pine Island, Buck Island, Whalehead, and Corolla Light communities offer a roll out service (as long as the bins are not blocked), so guests of these communities do not need to roll their cans to the curb - staff of the communities will do it for you! 

On the 4x4 beaches, bag and place trash in the home's outdoor trash receptacles for collection. Please be sure the receptacles are within the home's trash enclosure or the trash will not be picked up. There is also a trash and recycling center located on Anemone Lane in North Swan Beach near mile marker 20 if additional trash removal is needed. To reach the center, head west on the first access ramp in between mile marker 20 and 21, just north of Historic Wash Woods Coast Guard Station. The center is open for drop-off seven days a week (Monday-Saturday 7:00 am-7:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-7:00 pm), except on Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. For additional information call (252) 453-9832.


Recycling

Nags Head, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla offer curbside recycling pick-up on days specified in the collection schedule below. Homes are equipped with receptacles that accept all materials so you don't have to separate them.

Kill Devil Hills has a recycling center located at 701 Bermuda Bay Blvd. Recyclables can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The 4x4 area has a recycling center available for drop-off seven days a week. The center requires you to separate glass from other "crushable" materials. The recycling center is the same location as the trash center listed above near mile marker 20 on Anemone Lane in North Swan Beach.

Recycling guidelines:

  • Pour or wipe out contents of cans and bottles before recycling.
  • Please break down all boxes.
  • Keep recyclable materials loose in the recycling receptacle (do not separate or bag).
  • Do not leave recyclable materials outside of the recycling receptacle, or they will not be collected.

If you should need any additional assistance, please reach out to our offices at (252) 457-1504.