Now you’re going to need a sticker when you haul your trash off in Currituck
Currituck has eight convenience and recycling centers where residents have to transport their rubbish. [Sam Walker photo]
Currituck has long needed the residents of the mainland, Gibbs Woods, Knotts Island and Carova Beach to haul their own trash to manned “convenience” locations that have been scattered across the county for decades.
While there is a private company on the mainland offering weekly roadside garbage collection, efforts to provide garbage collection everywhere on the road across the county except Corolla were shot down in the late 1980s.
Although it was a cheaper option at the time.
Now Currituck is going to give you a sticker that you can use to take your trash to what the locals simply call “the dump.”
From January 2nd (the garbage dump is closed on New Year’s Day), according to a press release, residents of the district will have to put a sticker on the windshield of their vehicle that reads “solid waste permit” if they use the “convenience” centers.
The centers are operated and maintained under a contract between the county and the waste management company, which also operates the Maple landfill.
Residents will receive two decals when they receive their property tax bill in the mail from the Currituck County Tax Office.
The county claims the stickers will help ensure that only residents of Currituck county use the “convenience” sites and prevent non-resident and commercial users from “increasing the cost of trash removal by illegally using the convenience centers” .
Oh wait a minute They are not stickers.
It’s a static bond that supposedly doesn’t leave any glue residue on the windshield. Kind.
This can make it easier for those who have more than two vehicles in their home to drop off the trash. Unless you forget to grab it before heading to the dump.
The county said the stickers should be affixed to the inside of the vehicle’s windshield in the lower corner on the driver’s side.
You can find a list of the locations Here.