Recycling Center

Recycling Drop-Off Point

The Town of Duck does not have a drop off location for recycling for residents or visitors since the Town offers curbside recycling service. There is a recycling drop off center in Kitty Hawk that is managed by Dare County where certain types of recyclables may be taken. Information on this center follows.

Dare County/Kitty Hawk Recycling Center

Hours Of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Closed Wednesdays, Sundays, and some Town holidays

Materials Accepted:

  • Brown, clear, and green glass containers (no other type glasses)
  • #1 and # 2 plastic containers (no other type plastics such as bags, lawn chairs, etc.)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Paper (includes mixed paper, newspaper, envelopes, magazines, six-pack bottle holders, etc.)
  • Cardboard (broken down/flattened and dry)
  • Appliances (Freon does not need to be removed – they will take care of it)
  • Any metal items
  • Grills
  • Electronics – including tube televisions

Please note: The Kitty Hawk Center site attendant will reject anything other than the household recyclable items listed above.

Items NOT Accepted at the Kitty Hawk Recycling Center

  • Brush, Leaves & Lawn Clippings: Must be taken to the Dare Co. Public Works facility in Manteo
  • Chemicals: Contact manufacturer
  • Commercial Debris: Must be taken to the Dare Co. Landfill in Manns Harbor
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hot Tubs & Covers: Must be taken to the Dare Co. landfill
  • Mattresses:Must be taken to the Dare Co. landfill
  • Paint:Dry out and dispose in regular household garbage
  • Regular Household Garbage
  • Shingles
  • Styrofoam: Dispose in regular household garbage


Turn west on West Kitty Hawk Road, across from Kitty Hawk Post office (approx. 4 milepost);
Follow West Kitty Hawk Road; turn left on Bob Perry Road (small brown sign with “RECYCLE” and an arrow pointing left on shoulder of roadway);
Stay on Bob Perry Road, recycle center on right (along with public boat ramp, picnic area etc.).