Sanitation Fees


Current Fees

 

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As of July 1, 2016, the City of Asheville residents and businesses will be charged a $14.00 monthly solid waste fee on the combined utility bill. This is the bill that comes every other month with fees for water, stormwater, sewer and solid waste. In 2013, the cost to provide solid waste service to Asheville residents was five million nine hundred thousand $5.9 million . The total fees collected from residents in the same year generated $1.28 million. This fee supports the City’s short term operational costs including fuel in the solid waste vehicles and trash containers. It also funds the long term waste reduction strategy which in this budget year will pay for:

  • The increased cost to run the solid waste collection operation (people, equipment, fuel)
  • Re-routing collection routes to reduce fuel usage
  • Conducting a residential compost collection feasibility analysis
  • Providing public recycling on sidewalks downtown, on Haywood Road and in Biltmore Village
  • Providing education about recycling and waste reduction to the general public

 


Updated 12/12/2019


 

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