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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Collection sites will be established at the following locations:

  • Currituck Judicial Center, 2801 Caratoke Hwy., Currituck, NC 27929, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Southern Outer Banks Water Plant, 734 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Typical household hazardous waste items collected include: Used and Unused Motor Oils, Household Batteries, Drain cleaners, Oven cleaners, Metal polish, Arts and crafts supplies, Photo chemicals, Floor cleaners, Dry cleaning fluids, Radiator cleaners, Rust preventatives, Wood preservatives, Wood strippers, Oil based paint, Paint thinner, Solvents, Sealants, Antifreeze, Engine and radiator flushes, Transmission fluid, Pesticides, Herbicides, Brake fluid, Rodent killers, Pool chemicals, Muriatic acid, Creosote, Moth balls, Bleaches, Ammonia, Cesspool cleaners, and Fertilizers.

Clean Harbors reserves the right to refuse any waste deemed unsafe to handle or unsuitable for the collection. Unacceptable wastes include:  Latex paint,  Large quantities of unknown materials, Radioactive waste, including smoke detectors, Explosives, gun powder, flares, ammunition, Unstable wastes, Unknown gas cylinders,  Substances regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency, Biohazardous Waste, Infectious Waste, Needles, and Syringes.

Latex paint willl NOT be accepted at the HHW Collection Event. Latex paint is NOT hazardous. The only reason it is not accepted as trash is because it is liquid.  Preparation for latex paint to be handled as normal trash: remove lids and let latex paint dry out; mix with kitty litter or sand to make it the consistency of toothpaste. Once the material is no longer liquid, scrape it into a trash bag and dispose of as regular trash. Recycle the metal or plastic container the paint was removed from. Call Public Works for additional information about managing leftover paint 252-232-2504.

The HHW Collection Event is sponsored by: Currituck County Board of Commissioners, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) and Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension with Clean Harbors Environmental Services providing certified household hazardous waste collection.

For additional information, please call Currituck County Public Works at 252-232-2504. Someone will be at this number from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, to relay information as to whether or not inclement weather will postpone the event. 

A rain date is set for April 8, 2017.