Contact Information


John Henderson, Customer Service Representative


Sonja Kun, Administrative Assistant


Jessica Foster, Solid Waste Division Manager

Area Supervisors


Robert Heinis, Area Supervisor/Code Enforcement Officer – Trash Collection


Darlene Barnwell, Area Supervisor/ Code Enforcement Officer – Downtown and Special Collections


Daniel Rice, Area Supervisor/Code Enforcement Officer – Brush Collection


Brad Hunter, Area Supervisor / Code Enforcement Officer – Lead Code Enforcement Officer


Updated 03/02/2020


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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.

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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.

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  Asheville bear Zoom discussion Pack Memorial Library will host a Zoom BearWise at Home presentation virtually from 4 to 5 p.m. May 13. Visit To join the Zoom meeting visit , Meeting ID: 965 6818 3392. Password: Bears! You can dial in to listen as well. Find your local number: [...]

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Asheville Sanitation modifies operations to make progress in brush collection  

    Through the COVID-19 public health emergency, Asheville Sanitation has been working to balance service to our residents with safety considerations of its employees. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.  Some operations, such as brush collection, require two- to three-person crews, which makes it difficult to adhere to physical distancing guidelines [...]

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Asheville Sanitation able to resume some brush collection

  Updated information for the week of April 13   Through the pandemic, Asheville Sanitation has been working to balance service to our residents with safety considerations of its employees. We understand there has been some frustration regarding brush collection and have an update about our services.   Trash collection and other essential City services will continue to take priority over brush [...]