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Community and City of Asheville sweep into spring 2023

The City of Asheville has partnered with local organizations to host neighborhood cleanups over the next few weeks to keep litter off our streets and out of our streams. We invite you to lend a hand and enjoy physical and mental health benefits such as feeling a sense of accomplishment, getting exercise, enjoying the fresh air, meeting [...]

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Join Asheville’s Spring Litter Sweep April 18-23

  Spring cleaning doesn’t have to stop at home! Show some love to your neighborhood by organizing your friends, coworkers, or other group for a litter cleanup April 15-29, 2023. The Spring Litter Sweep is sponsored by the City of Asheville, Asheville GreenWorks, and NCDOT.    Available supplies include safety vests, gloves, [...]

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Asheville Asks: Does the City offer programs for litter collection?

The City of Asheville now offers several programs for litter collection within city limits. Additional litter collection services will make a positive impact on the general cleanliness of our community and lessen any potential negative effects of debris and waste on our environment.   Central Business District Cleanliness A downtown cleanliness contract has been in existence since 2013. [...]

City offices to close on Friday, April 7

Asheville City government offices will be closed Friday, April 7 . Here is a look at City services affected by this holiday. ART bus service ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule, which is the same as the Sunday schedule. Good Friday is one of six days ART runs on a reduced [...]

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City of Asheville announces winter holiday closings and ART bus holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 in observance of the winter holiday break. City offices will also be closed  Jan. 2.    The following City services will be affected by the holiday closures.   ART bus service Asheville Rides Transit (ART) holiday schedule  will be as follows: Service will be closed after 6:30 p.m. December [...]

City of Asheville celebrates one year of free residential food scraps drop off sites

The City of Asheville is celebrating the results after one year of the free residential food scraps drop off pilot program. In 2022 so far, over 200,000 pounds (155 tons!) of organics has been diverted from the landfill.  Thanks to the participation of nearly 4,000 residents, this pilot program is reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and saving [...]

Consider paper bags or reusable containers for leaf season this year

Fall has officially come to the mountains and after a glorious season of color, the leaves will soon start to fall. To Asheville residents using paper bags or reusable plastic containers 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 this [...]

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