Commercial Waste Services

The Town provides commercial solid waste and targeted recycling pick-up. The service is overviewed following.

COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE CONTAINER PICKUP

Collection days are as follows:

    • May 1st through October 31st; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (three times per week).
    • November 1st through April 30th; Mondays and Fridays (twice per week).

Please contact us at (252) 255-1234 or info@townofduck.com if you have any questions.

Items to Remember:

    • Do not dispose of tires, wire rope, hazardous materials, construction/demolition debris, scrap metal, medical waste, liquids, tarps, carpeting, ashes, or yard waste (clippings, trimmings, brush) in a commercial dumpster.
    • Please ensure that collection equipment has access to the container(s).

 

TO REQUEST NEW SERVICE OR PURCHASE SOLID WASTE CURBSIDE CONTAINERS

Contact Waste Management Customer Service, (800) 877-7531, 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Curbside waste containers (96-gallon, approved containers) are purchased directly from Waste Management by the property owner. Waste Management provides delivery of the containers to the property location but requires a 5-day notice. The cost per container is $90.00 which is billed directly to the property owner. The Town of Duck will not request, purchase, or stock waste containers for solid waste residential pickup.

 

INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN REQUESTING NEW CONTAINERS

    • Rental properties are required to have a minimum of two (2) solid waste containers.
    • If your container needs new wheels, and the container was purchased from Waste Management, they will repair the damaged wheels.
    • If your container needs new wheels, and the container was not purchased from Waste Management, you will need to purchase a new container from Waste Management.
    • If your container has a damaged or missing lid, Waste Management will not repair so you will need to purchase a new container.
    • If you are purchasing a new container to replace a damaged container, you must specifically request that Waste Management take your old container away, otherwise they will not dispose of the damaged container.

 

TO REPORT MISSED COLLECTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH SERVICE

Contact Waste Management Customer Service, (800) 877-7531, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Friday, or you may contact the Town Office (252) 255-1234, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 


COMMERCIAL RECYCLING CONTAINER PICKUP

Collection days are as follows:

    • May 1st through October 31st; Wednesdays and Saturdays (two times per week).
    • November 1st through April 30th; Wednesdays only (once per week).

Commercial recycling is collected at:

    • Scarborough Lane
    • Scarborough Faire
    • Osprey Landing
    • Village Square
    • Waterfront Shops
    • Sunset Grille 

Items to remember:

    • It is extremely important to collapse all cardboard boxes! Tossing empty boxes into the dumpster can take up a lot of extra space.
    • Please ensure that collection equipment has access to the container(s).

 

MISSED COLLECTIONS

If your recycling container was missed on your regular collection day, you should contact the Town Office immediately at (252) 255-1234.   Reports of missed collections must be received the same service day by 10:00 a.m. or service may not be available until the next scheduled recycling pick-up.

To request a new or extra recycling container, or to report lost or damaged cans you should contact the Town Office at (252) 255-1234 or by email at info@townofduck.com

 

WHY RECYCLE?

    • Recycling saves natural resources, reduces litter, and provides employment opportunities.
    • Recycling one glass bottle will save enough energy to light a lamp for four hours.
    • Making aluminum cans from recycled cans cuts air pollution by 95%.
    • Recycling one ton of steel saves three to four (3-4) barrels of oil.
    • Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour.
    • Printing the Sunday edition of the New York Times on recycled paper saves 75,000 trees.
    • One gallon of motor oil can pollute one million gallons of water.

 

ITEMS THAT ARE NOT RECYCLABLE

    • Bags of garbage
    • Plastic bags
    • Styrofoam peanuts, blocks, and boxes
    • Food containers – such as pizza boxes and “to go” containers
    • Automotive, poison, or pesticide containers.
    • Yard waste – leaves, grass clippings, branches, wood, etc.
    • Overstuffed Cans

To view the Town’s recycling brochure, click here.