What we do



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, trash or recycling roll carts, bulky item or white goods pick-up, or dead animal removal, or to report missed trash pick-up, 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




Related Services

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.

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

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.

Litter Programs

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

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Help avoid accidents: How to properly dispose of combustible/flammable materials

On June 18, Sanitation staff encountered a fire in one of our trash trucks due to improper disposal of combustible/flammable materials such as car parts, linseed oil, and possibly fuel filters.  Thankfully, the truck was close to a local fire department. Sanitation staff and firefighters quickly responded, dumped the load, and extinguished the fire. No injuries [...]