County schedules household hazardous waste collection

Currituck County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held on Saturday, April 13, rain or shine. There will be two collection points set up where county residents and property owners may safely dispose of unwanted items.

  • Judicial Center in Currituck, at 2801 Caratoke Hwy, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Southern OBX Water Plant in Corolla, at 734 Ocean Trail, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Typical household hazardous waste items to be collected include:  aerosols, antifreeze (and other automotive fluids), household batteries, fire extinguishers, propane tanks (camp and grill), alkaline and acidic cleaners, pool chemicals, fertilizers, weed and feed, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, oil-based paints, wood filler, adhesives, caulk, mercury including thermometers, thermostats and debris, and florescent light tubes.

Unacceptable items include:  latex paint, business waste, explosives, ammunition, radioactive material, smoke detectors, unknown gas or chemicals, prescription drugs, asbestos, bio-hazardous waste, infectious waste, needles, or syringes.

Currituck County is partnering with EcoFlo, Inc. to operate the collection sites. EcoFlo reserves the right to refuse any waste deemed unsafe to handle or unsuitable for the collection. For additional information, contact Currituck Public Works at 252-232-2504.