Merry Christmas to everyone who lives in, owns property, visits regularly, or just loves Emerald Isle! We are all incredibly blessed to be able to enjoy this special place!
Town offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. The Community Center will be closed on Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, but will be open on Wednesday, December 26. Trash will NOT be collected on Monday, December 24 or Tuesday, December 25. The regular collection schedule will resume on Wednesday, December 26.
Town offices and the Community Center will be closed on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.
Trash WILL be collected on Tuesday, January 1. Happy New Year!
Christmas Tree Curb-Side Collection
Please place old, natural Christmas trees at the curb-side for collection by Town staff after Christmas. Trees will be collected as part of the Town's weekly yard debris collection service from all neighborhoods.
Oceanfront residents are permitted to place old, natural Christmas trees in the dunes to promote sand accretion, and are welcome to collect their neighbors' old trees from the curb-side for placement in the dunes. Please be careful not to impede public access or vehicular access on the beach strand.
You may also participate with Surfrider Foundation's Bogue Banks Chapter in their dune restoration effort and drop off your Christmas Tree at the Eastern Ocean Regional Beach Access (2810 Emerald Drive) anytime between December 26 to January 11 and their group will use the trees to help restore structure to our dunes.
All ornaments and tinsel must be removed whether placing curb-side or drop off.