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 in trash bags for pick up. Grocery style bags are not acceptable. Loose trash inside trash cans will not be collected. This will help prevent trash from being scattered all over the roadway and yards if the can were to be blown over by winds. Do not place any items at the curb before 5 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled pickup date. Failure to comply with the set out time will result in missed pick up. Each week a maximum of 6 bags or 2 cans (any size residential can) of bagged trash will be collected. Residents may use any brand or size can they prefer, however the cans (click the cans link to view the image) with automated lift bars do work best for collection. Please refer to the Sanitation and Recycling brochures for disposal guidelines. Residents should contact Public Works Senior Administrative Assistant, Tausha Millwood at 828-419-9300 ext. 2 for questions or concerns regarding sanitation and recycling pick up or to schedule a white goods, yard waste (brush) or bulk item pick up. Business establishments are limited to 8- 30 gallon cans or the equivalent of trash and recycling, including broken down cardboard. 

2022 Refuse-Recycling Calendar

Bulky Items

Items included but not limited to: items of furniture, chairs, tables, couches, mattresses & box springs, dressers, etc. will be collected on Friday by request only. Each residence may schedule a bulky item pick up once per month at no cost. Any residence requiring more than 1 bulky item pick up each month will be charged $25 per item. This fee must be paid prior to collection. Bulky items shall not be placed at the curb prior to 5:00 pm on Thursday. The town will not provide collection of bulky items from any residence or business establishment that has a dumpster. The disposal of bulky items resulting from the eviction or departure of tenants at any rental property shall be the responsibility of the landlord of each location. Residents can schedule a pick up online or by calling 828-419-9300 option 2 no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday. Bulky items are collected on Friday. Please have item(s) at the curb for collection before 7am Friday morning. 

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 (the bulbs do not need to be in bags). 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.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding disposal of non-acceptable refuse, call the Buncombe County Landfill at 828-250-5460.

Brush/Yard Waste

Brush and yard waste will be picked up by request only. Once you have the debris/bags at the curb 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. Collection days vary week to week but collection should generally occur within 7 days of requesting pick up.

Brush cannot exceed 6 feet long by 3 inches in diameter. Each week a maximum of 4 cubic yds (pile approx. 6 ft long x 4 ft wide by 4 ft high) 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 (compostable yard waste bags are preferred). 

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. 

White Goods/Appliances/Electronics

Items are picked up on Friday by request ony. 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. Any residence scheduling a collection of a TV will now be charged $10. This fee must be paid prior to collection. This fee is based on the landfill’s fee schedule and is subject to change.

Acceptable items include: 

  • Washers & Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Water Heaters
  • Dishwashers
  • Televisions
  • Copiers
  • Computers
  • Printers