Town of Nags Head
Recycling Update

Recycling Update

At their February 5, 2020 meeting, Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners voted to give their recycling hauler permission to continue to divert the town’s recyclables at least through June 30, while the Town pursues additional information and possible options for its curbside recycling service.
Bay Disposal of Norfolk, Virginia, notified Town officials on January 7, 2020, that Nags Head’s recyclables were being transported to a waste-to-energy facility in Portsmouth, Virginia because the hauler had been unable to find a purchaser for the material. Owned by Wheelabrator, the facility uses waste to generate renewable electricity for a utility. In addition, steam from the facility is provided to help meet the needs of the U.S. Navy’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia.
In diverting the Town’s recyclables to the waste-to-energy facility, Bay Disposal was not fully abiding by their contract with the Town, which stipulates that no more than 10% by weight of all collected recyclable materials is to be taken to the landfill and/or incinerated without the Town’s permission.
“The recycling industry has been negatively impacted by China’s decision to stop taking America’s recyclables,” said Nags Head Town Manager Cliff Ogburn. “We are now among the many local governments throughout the country that are revisiting their recycling programs due to cost increases.”
Further, Ogburn said, “We want everyone to understand that the recyclables collected currently are not being sold to a manufacturer who will re-use the material; instead, they are being incinerated in a waste-to-energy facility. While that is better than sending the material to a landfill, it is not true recycling. Our Board of Commissioners has decided to continue the current process while we investigate other fiscally-responsible and environmentally-friendly options.”
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has notified the Town that it is aware of the issue and is working on a possible solution for the area.
For more information, email Town Manager Cliff Ogburn  or call him at 252-441-5508. 

Water Line Maintenance Flushing Schedule 2020

Annual Water Line Flushing
Taking Place 

The annual maintenance flushing of Nags Head's water system is underway. This work, which we know can be inconvenient at times, is critical to the health of the distribution system. Flushing typically takes place between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

When we are flushing the water lines in your area, you may observe the following:
  • low water pressure
  • no water pressure
  • discolored water
In addition, please raise the lever on any automatic ice makers and check the water quality prior to washing clothes or running automatic dishwashers.

The schedule may change due to emergencies and other workload priorities.

If you have any questions, please call Nags Head's Public Works Department at 252-441-1122.

Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14, 2020 Schedule
  • Eighth Street South to Bonnett Street on both South Virginia Dare Trail and South Croatan Highway, including Wrightsville and Memorial Avenues and the Vista Colony neighborhood. 
Fire and Rescue Training Taking Place Feb 2020

Fire and Rescue Training Taking Place at Former Site of South Beach Grill 

If you see our fire and rescue equipment over the next few days at the former site of South Beach Grill at 6806 South Virginia Dare Trail, don't be alarmed! The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is kindly allowing us to use the building for critical fire and rescue training so we can continue to provide the best emergency services possible.

We'll be training on:

  • Search and Rescue
  • Fire Hose Management
  • Ventilation (Cutting openings in the roof to let out smoke and heat)
  • Firefighter Safety and Survival Drills
  • Command and Control Drills
BTW-we won't be conducting live fire training, BUT we will be using a smoke generator to make the scenarios as realistic as possible.

Thanks to the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau for your support. 

If you have any questions concerning the training please contact Nags Head Fire Rescue at 252-449-5909.

If this sounds like fun to you, become a volunteer! Call the FD at 252-449-5909 for more info.
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