Nags Head collecting blue recycling carts starting Monday; subscribers will get them back in May

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Now that TFC Recycling is offering a subscription-based curbside recycling service, to limit confusion on how carts may be used, the Town’s goal is for only those properties in the subscription program to retain their recycling carts. Therefore, the Town will be collecting the blue recycling carts from each residence and reissuing them to those households subscribing with TFC. The recycling carts may be used free of charge.

Blue recycling carts are being collected from all Nags Head residences in several phases starting March 15, 2021. The carts will be re-issued to those participating in the subscription-based curbside recycling program provided by TFC Recycling.

Blue Recycling Cart Collection Progress

Carts should be placed by the road on the day of trash service and left there until staff collects them.

  • Phase 1 – Starts March 15, 2021
    • Properties on South Virginia Dare Trail from Eighth Street south to Gulfstream Street

If You’ve Purchased a Recycling Cart
If you’ve purchased a recycling cart, please contact Nags Head’s Public Works office at 252-441-1122 to inquire about a credit or refund.

Blue Recycling Cart Background
In 2016, when the Town initiated its residential curbside recycling service, blue recycling carts were issued at no charge to all residences for use with the service. These carts were purchased by the Town with help from the North Carolina Division of Environmental Quality’s Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program. Since the Town is now initiating the curbside recycling service, the blue carts are to be used only for those participating in the recycling program. These carts may not be used for trash or by non-subscribers and will not be serviced if used improperly. To limit confusion on how carts may be used, the Town’s goal is for only those properties in the subscription program to retain their recycling carts. Therefore, the Town will be collecting the blue recycling carts from each residence and reissuing them to those households subscribing with TFC. The recycling carts may be used free of charge.

Subscription-Based Curbside Recycling Now Available
TFC Recycling of Chesapeake, Virginia, will be providing a $9/month subscription-based curbside recycling service to Nags Head homeowners. We’re building a list of potential subscribers for TFC because they need at least 440 residences to begin the service, which we aim to begin in May 2021. If you are interested, please give us your contact information and TFC will call you.

Give Us Your Contact Information

  • Homeowners will contract directly with TFC for the service, which will cost $9/month. (To encourage curbside recycling, the Town is subsidizing TFC’s bid of $14/residence by $5.)
  • TFC will bill homeowners directly for the service.
  • Collection of recyclables will take place on Mondays all year long.
  • The items collected by TFC will be recycled.

Sanitation Schedule Changes
Nags Head’s sanitation schedule will change effective May 1, 2021. View the changes and a route map.

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