Sanitation

The Sanitation Division manages trash, recycling, and brush collection, including bulky items and white goods. They provide special services for residents unable to manage their trash and recycling carts, and provide sanitation-related code enforcement. Contact them to request set-out assistance, report missed trash pick-up, request trash or recycling roll carts, bulky item or white goods pick-up, dead animal removal, overgrown or junky yards or illegal dumping.

Need to report a missed garbage collection? Contact the City of Asheville Customer Service Division at 828-251-1122.

BUNCOMBE COUNTY LANDFILL AND TRANSFER STATION

Residents can take their waste items directly to the Buncombe County Landfill or Transfer Station for disposal. For disposal information call Buncombe County at 828-250-5460.

For general Sanitation questions: sanitation@ashevillenc.gov.

 


 

Related Services

Backyard composting

Dispose of bulky items or appliances

Dispose of household hazardous waste

Dispose of leaves, brush or Christmas trees

Find a recycling location

Find your trash or recycling schedule

Help fight litter

Holiday schedule updates

Keep bears out of your trash

Missed trash or recycling collection

What can I recycle?

Related Services

Dispose of large, seasonal or unusual items

Information about disposing of large or unusual items such as furniture, household hazardous waste, or appliances. As well as instructions for brush, leaves, or Christmas trees.

Recycling guidelines

Information on what can be recycled, how to prepare items for collection, and composting.

Help fight litter

Join the Adopt-a-Street Program to help reduce litter in the City of Asheville.

Holiday schedule updates

View holiday collection schedules to see how holidays will impact your recycling, trash, or other collection services.

Sanitation News

Leaves in paper bags awaiting collection
Place fall leaves in eco-friendly paper bags for collection by Asheville Sanitation

    To everyone who started using paper bags for their fall leaves last season, we say thank you and keep up the good work! We’d encourage everyone else to follow their example. Paper bags cost about the same as plastic ones. They’re compostable and more eco-friendly. Below is a guide on how to use them effectively, with as little [...]

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City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, including the Sanitation Office, trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Sept. 2. However, there will be no brush collection.  Anyone with a collection issue should call the Customer Service line [...]

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Click here for lots of City of Asheville service information

    Navigating local government can be confusing. Especially when you’re trying to figure out who to call regarding a street or traffic issue. They go to two different departments. The Transportation Department handles the flow of traffic, such as crosswalks and traffic signals or signs. The Streets Division handles the surface conditions, like potholes and resurfacing.   To help, here [...]