Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection happens Saturday

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-2-Recycle event, coming up Jan. 14 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.

Below is a list of items that will be accepted.

So check it out and scour your household, then make a calendar reminder for the Jan. 14 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

  • Aaron’s Rent to Own parking lot, 1298 Patton Ave., West Asheville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14.


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 Clean Energy Policy Framework.