What is not allowed to be placed in refuse or recycle containers or through bulk item pick-up or drop off?

Hazardous Waste

Do not dispose of hazardous waste in refuse or recycle containers or through bulk pick-up or drop off in the Town of Nags Head. Chapter 30 of the Town of Nags Head code of ordinances defines Hazardous Refuse as "Materials such as poisons, acids, caustics, harmful or dangerous chemicals, infected materials, offal, fecal matter, explosives, highly flammable material and parts of the human anatomy, including pathological specimens." The following items shall not be placed in refuse or recycle containers:

  • Antifreeze
  • Building materials
  • Bulky wastes
  • Burning or smoldering materials or any other materials which would create a fire hazard
  • Motor vehicle tires
  • Radioactive or medical wastes
  • Rocks, dirt, sod, paint or motor oil
  • Yard Waste (brush, bagged leaves, limbs)


Additional Information

If you need further direction or have questions as to if the items are a chemical or hazardous, please contact Nags Head's Public Works Department at 252-441-1122 or Nags Head's Fire Department at 252-441-5909.

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