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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Currituck County will hold the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Collection sites will be established at the following locations:

  • Judicial Center:  2801
    Caratoke Highway, Currituck,
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Southern Outer Banks Water Plant: 
    734 Ocean Trail, Corolla,
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will provide safe, certified collection of hazardous household materials at each site. Typical 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. Such unacceptable wastes include:

    • 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 / Syringes

    If additional information is needed, please call Currituck County Public Works at 252-232-2504. Someone will be at this number from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 11 to relay information as to whether or not inclement weather will postpone the event. A rain date will be April 18.

    This special event is sponsored by the Currituck County Board of Commissioners, N.C. Department of Agriculture and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.