Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection this weekend

Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about Styrofoam from holiday shipping?

These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibly dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard to Recycle event, coming up Jan. 16 in Asheville.

They are accepting a lot of things that we tend to accumulate: old cellphones, used books, printer toner cartridges, CDs/DVDs and even bicycles.

This list gives a rundown of what will be accepted: Items accepted during Hard 2 Recycle collection

So check it out and scour your household, then make a calendar reminder for the Jan. 16 Hard-2-Recycle Collection.

The City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability encourages everyone to recycle as much as we can. The goal is to educate, collect and divert items that would normally end up in the landfill.

Items not accepted: These include paints, stains and sealers as well as hard plastics, VHS/cassette tapes, fluorescent/incandescent bulbs, plate glass, wooden items or cement.


Where to go

There will be two collection sites during this event:

  • Aaron’s Rent to Own parking lot, 1298 Patton Ave., West Asheville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16.
  • Enka-Candler A-B Tech Campus, 1461 Sand Hill Road, Candler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16.

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Find out more

Check out the City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability webpage to learn more about effective recycling and sustainable energy practices.

Also read Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer’s column in the Asheville Citizen-Times about the City’s recently adopted Clean Energy Policy Framework.