Commercial Waste Services

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

COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE CONTAINER PICKUP
COMMERCIAL RECYCLING CONTAINER PICKUP
MISSED COLLECTIONS
ITEMS THAT ARE NOT RECYCLABLE

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 note the 2019 holiday scheduling:

Week of Memorial Day – Monday, May 27; Wednesday, May 29, and Friday, May 31, 2019  – Schedule remains normal

Week of Independence Day – Monday, July 1; Wednesday, July 3; and Friday, July 5, 2019- Schedule remains normal

Week of Labor Day – Monday, September 2; Wednesday, September 4; and Friday, September 6, 2019 – Schedule remains normal

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).


Commercial Recycling Container Pickup

Collection days are as follows:

  • May 1st through October 31st; Tuesdays and Saturdays (twice per week).
  • November 1st through April 30th; Tuesdays only.

Please note the 2019 holiday scheduling:

Week of Memorial Day – Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and Friday, May 31, 2019

Week of Independence Day – Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019- Schedule remains normal

Week of Labor Day – Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and Saturday, September 7, 2019

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.