MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County Solid Waste Division is encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 in the County Health Department parking lot, located at 3820 Bridges St. in Morehead City.

Staff will be on site to collect small quantities of waste products, such as cooking oil, automotive fluids like gasoline, used motor oil and anti-freeze, lawn and gardening pesticides, batteries and paint. Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, gas cylinders, commercial waste, radioactive waste and explosives are prohibited.

Staff will be offering convenient drive-thru disposal of items so participants can remain inside their vehicles. The waste collection event is available to Carteret County residents only with proof of residency.

For more information, visit, call the County Public Works Department at 252-648-7878, call Bobbi Waters at 252-633-1564 or email

(1) comment

David Collins

At the end of the day , where does this toxic stew really go ? Specifics would be nice but am not holding my breath .

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