Currituck County is conducting a survey of residents in Moyock Township about adding curbside trash and recycling collection services, expanding or adding another dump in the county’s highest populated section.
The survey is part of efforts by the county to address demand issues on the current system where residents have to haul their own trash and recycling to one of eight collection centers in the county.
Several private companies, including Currituck Disposal Service, Waste Management and Bay Disposal, provide trash and recycling services on a subscription basis in Currituck County.
The dump in Moyock at the corner of Tulls Creek and Panther Landing roads was built in the late 1980s, but has not been expanded despite the population explosion in the northern half of Currituck County over the last three decades.
As an initial step to address traffic and safety issues at the county’s two busiest convenience centers, Moyock and Grandy, hours of operation were changed earlier this month to Wednesday through Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The schedule changes apply only to the Grandy and Moyock convenience centers. All other convenience sites in the Currituck County will remain on the current schedule of Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
An initial proposal discussed by county commissioners and staff in September to begin offering curbside pickup only in Moyock Township would require an additional fee on top of the $239 property owners in Currituck already pay to haul their trash to one of the dumps.
Other proposals include expanding the Panther Landing Road center, or adding a second center somewhere in Moyock.
The survey will be available on the county website until November 23.