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Roll Cart Containers

 

What can be placed in the roll cart containers?

Only bagged household trash can be placed in the roll cart containers. Do not place yard waste, brush or any construction debris in the roll carts. In addition, only 95 gallon roll carts issued by the city can be used with automated collection. Trash left outside the container will not be collected, and containers that are overfilled, blocked or turned the wrong way cannot be emptied.

 

What can not be placed in the roll cart containers?

  • Grass Clippings – Homeowners may compost or leave grass on yard to fertilize lawn.
  • Garden Waste – Including vines and waste from flower or vegetable garden, i.e., corn husks, etc.
  • Medical Waste – Call your medical provider for advice on where to dispose of this material.
  • Construction & Building Materials – Bricks, cement, lumber, plaster, roofing material and sheet rock can be taken to the landfill by homeowner. Call 828- 250-5462.
  • Auto Parts – Antifreeze, motor filters, scrap parts, batteries and tires. Most stores will take car batteries. Tires can be taken to the landfill by homeowner.
  • Hazardous Waste – Any liquid or petroleum products such as motor oil, brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, lead acid batteries, wood preservatives and wood stains, drain and oven cleaners, poison, herbicides, pesticides, etc.

 

Notice: Carts must be placed at least five feet from obstacles such as other trash or recycling containers, utility poles, mailboxes, trees, and parked cars. Carts must be within two feet of the curb edge. Make sure the container handle faces away from the street toward your home.

 


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.

 


Updated 12/12/2019


 

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