The Town of Black Mountain provides residential solid waste services through a contract with Waste Pro Inc. Sanitation services are administered through the Black Mountain Public Works Department. The Town does not provide trash receptacles. Citizens may purchase them privately or contact Waste Pro for toter rental.
Types of solid waste collection include household garbage, recycling, and yard waste. The Town encourages citizens to participate in the recycling program to control costs and to preserve our natural resources for future generations.
Refuse & Recycling
Residents should refer to the Refuse/Recycling Collection Calendar to determine their trash and recycling pickup day. Refuse and Recycling must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. All trash must be bagged for pick up. Do not place any items at the curb before 5 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled pickup date. Waste Pro will no longer pick up missed stops for failure to comply with the set out time. Please refer to the Sanitation and Recycling brochures for disposal guidelines. Residents should contact Public Works Senior Administrative Assistant, Tausha Millwood, who coordinates with Waste Pro and the Public Works Department at 828-419-9300 ext. 2 for questions or concerns regarding sanitation and recycling pick up or to schedule a white goods or yard waste (brush) pick up.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
As of December 12, 2015, fluorescent light bulbs are no longer accepted at Fire Departments. The Buncombe County Landfill is permitted to accept fluorescent bulbs with regular waste, so you may place them in your garbage. For those wishing to recycle them, the following options exist:
- Lowes and Home Depot will accept some fluorescent light bulbs
- Fluorescent bulbs may be voluntarily recycled at the landfill on Household Hazardous Waste Days. Some fees may apply.
For additional information regarding disposal of non-acceptable refuse, call the Buncombe County Landfill at 828-250-5460.
Brush and yard waste will be picked up on Fridays/Saturdays by request. You may use our online form to schedule your brush/yard waste pick up or you may call the office to arrange a pick up by dialing 828-419-9300 ext. 2 anytime during the week before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Requests and calls received after 4:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the following week.
Brush cannot exceed 6 feet long by 3 inches in diameter. Each week a maximum of 8 cubic yds can be collected. Please do not put more than the maximum out each week in order to prevent unsightly brush piles along the road. Leaves and small debris must be bagged or placed into a container.
Whole Trees/ Stumps/ Lot Clearing
At no time shall the Town be responsible for the collection of yard waste produced from lot clearing or tree removal, nor any dirt, rocks, tree stumps or roots. These items must be picked up and disposed of privately.
Items are picked up on Friday by request. You may use our online form to schedule your white goods/appliance pick up or you may call our office to arrange pickup by dialing 828-419-9300 ext. 2 anytime during the week before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Requests and calls received after 4:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the following week.
Acceptable items include:
- Washers & Dryers
- Water Heaters
- Automobile fluids/parts/tires
- Lawn Mowers
- Building Materials/commodes/sinks
- Hazardous Waste:
- Chemical liquids
- Infections materials
- Liquid paint
- Landscape timbers
- Limbs greater than three inches in diameter and/or six feet long
- Quantities of limbs, branches or other trimmings exceeding eight cubic yards
- Whole trees/tree stumps, brush or waste resulting from lot clearing or whole tree removal
Please note: Building materials and waste from lot clearing, landscaping and remodeling must be collected, removed and disposed of by the property owner or private contractor or builder.
Bulk Items (mattresses, couches, furniture, etc) are picked up on your regular garbage collection day. Generally, you do not have to call to schedule a pick up unless your street is serviced by a smaller truck. If you are unsure whether or not an item can be picked up or needs to be scheduled please call our office at 828-419-9300 ext. 2