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City of Asheville rolls out a fresh round of bear-resistant trash carts

  Urban bears prowling for a trashcan meal may have to resort to berries in some sections of the City. Following the successful rollout of Asheville Sanitation’s bear-resistant trash cart pilot program in January with 340 initial carts, another 300 of them are now being delivered to residents on the waiting list.   A resolution [...]

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City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

  In observance of the Labor Day holiday, City of Asheville offices will be closed September 6. Here is a look at how City services will be affected.   Sanitation collection Due to Labor Day, trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day as follows the week of September 6: Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers [...]

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Asheville Office of Sustainability shares results of recent food waste audit

  Did you know that in the US nearly 40% of food is wasted, clogging our landfills and costing us over $408 billion annually?! The City of Asheville is working hard to think of solutions to reduce our waste and save our food.   The City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Sanitation and Buncombe County, [...]

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Make spring brush collection a breeze with these tips from Asheville Sanitation 

  Warmer weather has come, bringing with it spring clean up of brush in many yards. Here are some important guidelines and reminders from Asheville Sanitation:   Have brush at the curb no later than 7 a.m. Monday on the collection day of your week. View your schedule or sign up for collection reminders at ashevillenc.gov/AVLcollects or [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day by participating in #AVLFoodWasteChallenge

  In March, Asheville City Council declared April to be Food Waste Reduction Month. Here is how you can celebrate Earth Day 2021 by participating in #AVLFoodWasteChallenge today!   Food waste reduction matters because up to 40% of food in the US is wasted, contributing to negative environmental, economic and societal impacts. Much of this [...]

Step up your recycling game this holiday

  ’Tis the season — to recycle! Seriously, between now and the end of the year…  Asheville, we love you, and you are going to generate a lot of….STUFF. You know, all those boxes and bags, tinsel and tags. As part of the City’s sustainability and trash-reduction goals, we certainly want to keep as much of these materials [...]

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City offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday; Asheville Sanitation collection, ART bus service alter schedules

    City of Asheville offices will be closed Nov. 26-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The following City services will be affected as well.   ART bus service ART service will not run on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, including routes and schedules, please visit the ART Transit station at 49 Coxe Ave., download the

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Asheville residents to be offered bear-resistant trash cans in pilot program

  Asheville’s urban bears looking for an easy trash can meal may find the trash can just won’t open, under a pilot program of bear-resistant trash carts.   Hopefully, this will make our neighborhoods safer for area residents — and the bears.   A resolution approved by Asheville City Council Nov. 10 amended the City’s Fees [...]

Place fall leaves in eco-friendly paper bags for collection by Asheville Sanitation

  To Asheville residents using paper bags for their fall leaves these past two years, we say thank you and keep up the good work! We’d encourage everyone else to follow their example. Paper bags cost about the same as plastic ones. They’re compostable and more eco-friendly. Below is a guide on how to use them effectively, with [...]

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Asheville Sanitation, ART bus schedules altered for Labor Day holiday

  City of Asheville government will be closed Sept. 7 for Labor Day. City facilities remain closed to the public at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though some parks have reopened.   During this public health emergency, City employees have continued their work, some in the field, such as in sanitation, water, transit, fire and police, [...]

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Be BearWise, especially in spring, when bears are looking for food

  Asheville bear Zoom discussion Pack Memorial Library will host a Zoom BearWise at Home presentation virtually from 4 to 5 p.m. May 13. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/832450390581893. To join the Zoom meeting visit , https://zoom.us/j/96568183392. Meeting ID: 965 6818 3392. Password: Bears! You can dial in to listen as well. Find your local number: [...]

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Update: Asheville Sanitation returns to normal operations

    Updated information: The City of Asheville brush, trash and recycling collection are all operating on schedule. Thank you to everyone as we sorted out logistics for the safety of our employees and the community in the first few months of the pandemic. For the most up-to-date City Sanitation information or notification of any delays, Asheville residents can [...]

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Updated: Asheville Sanitation resumes normal collection schedule

  Updated information: The City of Asheville brush, trash and recycling collection are all operating on schedule. Thank you to everyone as we sorted out logistics for the safety of our employees and the community in the first few months of the pandemic. For the most up-to-date City Sanitation information or notification of any delays, Asheville residents can [...]