In Asheville, we share our community with some pretty incredible critters. Our most iconic, the black bear, not only shares your love of the mountains – but they can be pretty fond of human food and festivity leftovers as well. So our friends at The NC Wildlife Resources Commission have some tips for you on how [...]
City of Asheville offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Some City services will be impacted.
On June 20, 2022 Asheville City offices will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth, officially observed each year on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, marking the end of slavery in the United States. Congress [...]
The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a roundup of other City services affected by this holiday, as well as [...]
National Public Works week is underway! We want to take a moment to recognize the City of Asheville Public Works Department staff who make our community run every day. From Streets to Sanitation, Fleet Management to Stormwater, our Public Works teams are #ReadyAndResilient Please join us all week in recognizing and thanking our teams for the work that goes [...]
National Public Works week is underway We want to take a moment to recognize the City of Asheville Public Works Department staff who help our community run everyday. From streets to sanitation, construction to City stormwater, our Public Works teams are #READY and RESILIENT Like Jonathon Ballard, Crew Supervisor for Stormwater construction, who [...]
Asheville City government offices will be closed April 15 for spring break.
The City of Asheville is pleased to team up with Asheville Greenworks and other organizations in multiple efforts to keep Asheville green and clean. Register to be a part of the team.
As road conditions begin to improve City of Asheville Public Works staff continue to plow and salt roads through the night on Tuesday. Snow efforts continue on secondary roads (priority 2 streets) and sidewalks. Here are some updates to City services that were impacted by the weather event: City Sanitation collections begin for the week on Wednesday, [...]
Whether you keep your tree up through the new year or take it down the day after Christmas, there is still the question of how to dispose of it properly. Christmas trees will be collected by the City of Asheville according to the routine brush collection schedule. Residents are asked to remove lights, [...]
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. An item approved [...]
To Asheville residents using paper bags for their fall leaves these past few 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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Starting in January 2021, the recycling week (A or B week) will change for about 1,400 City of Asheville residents. The recycling DAY will remain the same, but the alternating WEEK will change. Residents who will be impacted by this change will receive a sticker on their cart notifying them of their new schedule, and those [...]