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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