Welcome to recycling, Pisgah View community!
Past Community Waste Reduction and Recycling grants have been used to fund Asheville’s Public Housing Recycling Program, bringing recycling to the City’s public housing communities. And a portion of this year’s grant allowed the City of Asheville to provide recycling services to the 250 units in Pisgah View Apartments, starting in October. In fact, Pisgah View recycling begins this week!
The first grant the City received funded the pilot project, which brought recycling to the Southside community. Last year’s grant was used to bring this program to the Hillcrest and Deaverview communities. So far, these grants have enabled the City to divert nearly 3 tons of recyclable materials from the landfill every month, which is over 30 tons annually.
Asheville’s goal is to reduce the amount of waste generated by 50 percent by 2035. Since 2008, the City has reached more than 1/3 of its carbon reduction goal and 6.9 percent of its waste reduction goal. According to City Council’s Strategic Priorities: The City wishes to reduce the amount of refuse that is disposed of in landfills and increase materials that are recycled and composted. These measures are important not only in promoting good land-use, but in improving environmental sustainability within our community.