Additional locations added for food scraps drop-off

dropping food scraps in large container

Over the past 16 months our community has successfully diverted nearly 400,000 pounds of food scraps saving landfill space and reducing greenhouse gas emission! 

That’s equivalent to ~450 cars taken off of the road, good work Asheville! 

The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County, is excited to announce two new food scraps drop-off options at the  Skyland/South Buncombe Library and the Buncombe County Transfer Station. The library drop-off shelters are located on the Southwest side of the building and can be accessed via the parking lot during regular library hours. Please try to only use the Transfer Station drop-off site if you’re already headed there to dispose of other waste, it can get pretty congested with large trucks! 

Not registered yet? No problem! It’s free and easy, just visit the City of Asheville’s Compost Webpage. 

The addition of these two sites means SIX options for Asheville and Buncombe County residents to recycle their food scraps. 


Drop Locations

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center – 30 George Washington Carver Ave, Asheville 

Murphy Oakley Community Center & Library  – 749 Fairview Road, Asheville

Skyland/South Buncombe Library – 260 Overlook Rd, Asheville 28803

West Asheville Library   – 942 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC

Buncombe County Landfill Convenience Center – 85 Panther Branch Road, Alexander

Buncombe County Transfer Station  – 190 Hominy Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 


Residents are encouraged to use the drop-off location that’s most convenient to their home or work, registration is free and easy.  Check out the City and County websites for more information on municipal food waste reduction and recycling initiatives! For ongoing updates on how to reduce your food waste check out Food Waste Solutions WNC on their website or social media.