Garbage Collection

The Town of Kitty Hawk contracts with Dare County for its garbage collection. Collection is scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays year-round throughout the town.  From Memorial to Labor Day, there is a Saturday trash collection for residential properties east of HWY 158 (beachside).

When there is a holiday it sometimes changes trash collection days for you. Please check the local newspapers and this website for collection information. To check on holiday collection schedules, you can also call Dare County Sanitation at (252) 475-5895 or click here to visit their website.

Garbage is often collected very early in the morning, so please roll your can to the right-of-way by midnight the day before collection day.  Please roll your can back to your house after collection.

Weekly or daily rental properties are required to have at least two (2) garbage cans on site. If two cans are not enough, the public works director can require rental houses to have more garbage cans. You must purchase any additional cans through Dare County and can call (252) 475-5895 for information on additional cans.

No trash should be placed on top of or around your can in the right-of-way. The garbage trucks are fully automated and cannot pick up anything outside the garbage can.

On-Demand Large Item Pick Up Service

Please note, Large Item Pick Up Services are not available after May 20, 2024.  The service will resume in mid-September.

The Town of Kitty Hawk Public Works Department is now offering on demand large item pick up.  This service was suspended for the summer months.  The pick up is available to all residential properties up to four times per year.  For Large Item Pick Up Guidelines, please click here.

Please contact the Public Works Department at (252) 261-1367 with questions.






Outer Banks Hauling provides voluntary curbside recycling service for residential customers. Contact at Outer Banks Hauling at 252-491-5105 for more information. The recycle collection day is currently Monday.

Recycle Center

The Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center located at 4190 Bob Perry Road, operates from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is open on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. It is closed on Wednesdays, Sundays, and some Town Holidays. The center is staffed daily to assist you in unloading and directing you to the correct disposal location.

For more information on the Recycling in the Town please click here.

For questions about garbage collection or the recycling center contact Public Works Director Willie Midgett. He can be reached at 252-261-1367.