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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

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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 Highway
Currituck, North Carolina  27929
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Southern Outer Banks Water Plant
734 Ocean Trail
Corolla, North Carolina 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
  • Fertilizers

Clean Harbors reserve 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 

NOTE: Latex paint will NOT be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste 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:

  1. Remove lids and let latex paint dry out
  2. Mix with kitty litter or sand to make it the consistency of toothpaste
  3. Once the material is no longer liquid, scrape it into a trash bag and dispose of as regular trash.
  4. 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  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is sponsored by: Currituck County Board of Commissioners, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) and Currituck County Center of North Carolina 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.