When will all this debris be picked up? Depends on where you live

Manteo's Public Works “Team Clean” volunteered to work on the Sunday after the storm to start debris pick-up. [Town of Manteo photo]

For some, the clean-up from Hurricane Dorian has already been completed. But for others, its only just begun. And with all the debris that has and will pile-up, when it will be picked-up depends on where you live.

We will update this listing as the local governments announce changes.

Unincorporated Dare County, including Hatteras Island, Roanoke Island, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point, East Lake, Colington and Martin’s Point:
Crews will begin debris removal in Hatteras Village on Monday, September 23. Property owners and residents in this area are asked to place all storm related debris in front of their properties in the right-of-way by 6 a.m. Monday morning as one pass will be made through each village.

Following the completion of debris removal in Hatteras Village, crews will begin working north to Frisco. Updates will be sent as debris removal progresses on Hatteras Island.

Debris removal has been completed inside the gate at Colington Harbor. No more debris will be picked up. Do not put anything else on the roadside.

A schedule for other areas of unincorporated Dare County will be released as soon as details are finalized.

Storm related debris should be placed into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto right-of-way in front of your property at least 30 feet from fire hydrants.

Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG!

Construction and Demolition Materials (insulation, cardboard, building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)

Metal (appliances)

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

Large items such as cars, boats, trailers, and campers will be not be accepted and must be disposed of by the owner.

Storm related debris should be placed into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants.

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG!
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

Large items such as cars, boats, trailers, and campers will be not be accepted and must be disposed of by the owner.the Dare County Board of Commissioners approved activation of a debris removal contract with Southern Disaster Recovery for areas in unincorporated Dare County.

Debris removal began today in Hatteras Village and Martin’s Point. By now, residents and property owners in unincorporated Dare County should have all storm related debris placed in front of their properties in the right of way. One pass will be made in each neighborhood or village.

Debris removal on Hatteras Island will proceed north towards Frisco once Hatteras Village is completed.

Updates for removal in other areas of unincorporated Dare County will be released as schedules are finalized.

Storm-related debris should be placed into 4 SEPARATE PILES in front of your property in the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants.

Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG!

Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, insulation, cardboard, concrete, shingles, etc.)

Metal (appliances)

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

*Large items such as cars, boats, trailers, and campers will be not be accepted and must be disposed of by the owner.

Debris taken to the Dare County Transfer Station in Buxton or Manns Harbor by commercial haulers will be charged the regular rate of $65 per ton. The first 500 pounds for residential customers is free with the remaining weight prorated at $65 per ton.

For hours of operation at the Buxton or Manns Harbor Transfer Stations, please visit DareNC.com/PublicWorks. Questions? Call Dare County Public Works during regular business hours at 252.475.5880.

Town of Manteo
Crews have been picking up storm-generated debris since Sunday, and continue to do so from the right-of-way of town streets.

Town of Nags Head
Debris collection started earlier this week. Please pile storm-related debris into SEPARATE PILES in the right-of-way:

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) *Please do not bag your brush.
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)

Town of Kill Devil Hills
The Town of Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department will begin the collection of storm-related debris from Hurricane Dorian on Monday, September 23. Items for collection should placed in the street right-of way not later than Sunday, September 22.

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.)
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)

Please Note: Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics should be brought to the Recycle Center.

Town of Kitty Hawk
Storm debris will be collected at a future date. Please place debris in right-of-way and separate into four piles.

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) Can be no longer than 8 feet. DO NOT BAG!
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

Town of Southern Shores
A contractor for the Town will begin vegetative hurricane debris pick up on Monday, September 23. Please place vegetative debris in the right-of-way. If you live on a private road, place debris on the edge of the roadway. Do not mix vegetative debris with other types of debris, such as metal or items for large item pick up. There are no size limitations for limbs, trees etc. Debris in plastic bags will not be collected.

The Town of Kitty Hawk Public Works Department will conduct a Large Item Pick up beginning on Monday, September 23rd. Residents should place their items in the right-of-way for collection.

The following items can be collected:

Furniture, mattresses, & box springs
Old tires (no rims or commercial)
Appliances (refrigerators should have doors removed)
Scrap metals
Electronics
Waste motor oil (must be in a motor oil container)
The following items will not be collected:

Household garbage
Hot tubs and covers
Vegetative debris (branches, yard clippings, etc.) (separate pick up date)
Hazardous materials (paint, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, gasoline)
Home re-modeling/construction debris
Glass items (sliding doors, windows, mirrors, etc.)

For more information please contact Town Hall at 252-261-3552 or Public Works at 252-261-1367. You can also email [email protected]

Town of Duck
Hurricane debris removal is expected to begin the week of September 23-27. This pick-up is limited to debris related specifically to Hurricane Dorian.

All storm generated debris must be placed street side on the public right-of-way with enough clearance for the truck to easily pick it up.

Please note that this is NOT the annual fall bulk waste collection, which has been scheduled for Friday, October 18.

Residents should separate the debris as follows:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks)
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such as shingles, siding, and fence boards)

Please do not place appliances or hazardous material out for this pickup.

Currituck County
Currituck County will conduct a roadside collection of vegetative storm debris caused by Hurricane Dorian. This collection will begin on Monday, Sept. 23.

Citizens should understand that the collection process will take several days to complete across the entire county. Anyone who does not want to wait for their debris to be picked up may take it to one of the county’s convenience centers for disposal.

Important points to remember:

The collection will only take place from the right of way on state-maintained roads. Collection trucks will not pick up storm debris on private roads. Residents who are unsure if they live on a state-maintained road may check online (enter address in the search box). Residents on private roads should take storm debris to one of the county’s convenience centers.
Only “woody” debris (trees and branches) will be collected. No bags or other items will be picked up.
Tree and branch sections should not be more than 6 feet in length.

At this time, there is only one collection pass planned for the county. Everyone who wants to participate should have their debris in place along their state-maintained road by Sept. 23. Anyone with questions may contact Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

Hyde County
Hyde County’s debris removal contractor has started the debris removal process for Ocracoke. Debris must be separated and piled on the right of way for removal. See attached diagram for instructions on how to separate the debris.

Please be aware that the public beach access is now a temporary debris site and closed to the public.

Ocracoke residents will only be allowed to take household trash to the convenience site.

Mainland Citizens may transport vegetative storm debris to the designated mainland convenience sites or you can place it on the shoulder of the NCDOT right-of-way as outlined in the diagram provided. The Swan Quarter and Engelhard convenience sites will accept your vegetative storm debris.

The debris contractor will not collect storm debris on private property. Please maintain awareness and monitor for further updates from Hyde County Public Information.

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