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, 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.

BUNCOMBE COUNTY LANDFILL AND TRANSFER STATION

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.

Related Services

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.

Help fight litter

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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Click here for lots of City of Asheville service information

    Navigating local government can be confusing. Especially when you’re trying to figure out who to call regarding a street or traffic issue. They go to two different departments. The Transportation Department handles the flow of traffic, such as crosswalks and traffic signals or signs. The Streets Division handles the surface conditions, like potholes and resurfacing.   To help, here [...]

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Fourth of July: Change in sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

    Sanitation schedule shifts, ART buses to run on holiday schedule   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will be closed July 4, as the local landfill and transfer stations will be closed. Residents whose collection day is Thursday will have their trash and [...]

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City of Asheville partners with GreenWorks for neighborhood recycling education campaign

  Are you “recycling right?” We’ve all had that moment when we’ve gotten confused on what the City of Asheville accepts and does not accept in the Big Blue recycling bins.   Getting it right is important and here’s why: As a city, our contamination rate is on the rise. Where we were previously at a 5% contamination [...]