9/26/20: FRIDAY, OCT. 16 IS BULK TRASH COLLECTION DAY. Plus What You Can and Cannot Dispose of Roadside.

Plastic deck chairs and chaise lounges often end up roadside for one of the town’s semi-annual bulk-waste collections. All types of furniture are acceptable for disposal.

The autumn bulk-waste collection will occur on Friday, Oct. 16, the Town of Southern Shores announced yesterday.

All acceptable items may be placed in the road right-of-way no earlier than Friday, Oct. 9, and must be out by 5 a.m. on Oct. 16, the Town said in a newsletter article that specified the type of bulk waste that has been approved for pickup.

The following commonly disposed of items are acceptable:

*Mattresses, sofas, chairs, and other furniture

*Exercise equipment

*Hot tub covers, but not hot tubs

*Refrigerators, freezers, and any other appliances that may contain refrigerant, PROVIDED they are tagged that Freon has been removed; also all doors must be removed. (If these items are not tagged, they will not be picked up.)

*Yard waste and vegetative debris bagged in clear or brown paper bags

The following items are not acceptable and will be rejected with a visible X printed on them:

*Televisions (TVs may be taken to the Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center or Dare County C&D [Construction and Demolition] Landfill, at no charge)

*Hot tubs, water heaters (Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center or Dare County C&D Landfill, no charge)

*Basketball goal posts (requires $50 permit from the Town to be taken to the Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center; no charge at the landfill)

*Untagged refrigerators or any appliances containing refrigerant (may be taken to the Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center or the landfill, no charge)

*Hazardous materials, such as paints, chemicals (Dare County offers an annual collection, see below)

*Building materials, lumber, scrap lumber, roofing, doors, screens, windows, stairs, carpets, cabinets, toilets, pallets, demolition debris (requires $50 permit to be taken to the Kitty Hawk Recycling Center; landfill, no charge)

*Soil, rocks, concrete, stumps (Kitty Hawk Recycling Center and landfill, no charge)

*Tires, any items containing gasoline; tires must be removed from their rims (Kitty Hawk Recycling Center, maximum of four tires, no charge; or Dare County Public Works Compound in Manteo)

The Kitty Hawk/Dare County Recycling Center is located at 4190 Bob Perry Road, Kitty Hawk; telephone is (252) 261-1367. It operates from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. See https://www.kittyhawknc.gov/departments-and-services/public-works/recycling/

Dare County C&D Landfill is located at 1603 Cub Road, Manns Harbor; telephone is (252) 473-2059. It operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Closed Sunday. The first 500 pounds of residential trash are free; the rest is prorated at $65/ton. See https://www.darenc.com/departments/public-works/c-d-landfill-rubble-transfer-station

The Dare County Public Works Compound, Main Recycling Center, where you may take used tires and batteries, is located at 1018 Driftwood Drive, Manteo. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Closed Sunday.

The Dare County Dept. of Public Works sponsors a household hazardous waste collection annually at three locations. This year’s collections occurred in late May. See https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/6278/17

For more information about Southern Shores’ Oct. 16 collection, see https://www.southernshores-nc.gov/semi-annual-bulk-waste-collection/

CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC

The Beacon stopped blogging about the weekend cut-through traffic two weeks ago, even though it continues unabated, albeit at a lower volume.

We have observed a Post-Labor Day weekend cut-through “rush-hour” on both Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., times that are related to the 5 p.m. check-in time adopted for this year’s pandemic vacation season on the Outer Banks.

Please feel free to comment on The Beacon about the traffic, even though we are not. Thank you.

Ann G. Sjoerdsma, 9/26/20

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