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.

 


Disposal Locations

 

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.

 


Contact Information

 

For contact please view the Contact Information page

 


Updated 12/12/2019


 

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Recycling guidelines

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

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Reserve a bear resistant trash cart

The City of Asheville is implementing a pilot program to provide bear-resistant trash carts to residents.  There are a limited number of carts available for the pilot program - you can sign up to be put on a waiting list for the next available carts.

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Help fight litter

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

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Holiday schedule updates

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

Sanitation News

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City of Asheville rolls out a fresh round of bear-resistant trash carts

  Urban bears prowling for a trashcan meal may have to resort to berries in some sections of the City. Following the successful rollout of Asheville Sanitation’s bear-resistant trash cart pilot program in January with 340 initial carts, another 300 of them are now being delivered to residents on the waiting list.   A resolution [...]

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

  To Asheville residents using paper bags for their fall leaves these past few years, 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 [...]

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

  In observance of the Labor Day holiday, City of Asheville offices will be closed September 6. Here is a look at how City services will be affected.   Sanitation collection Due to Labor Day, trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day as follows the week of September 6: Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers [...]