Asheville Public Works crews cleaning up debris after storm

  As high winds moved in overnight, Asheville Public Works crews began clearing roads of debris. This morning crews are still hard at work  helping to ensure a smooth and safe commute for City residents.   With Asheville under a high-wind warning, additional personnel were assigned overnight said Public Works Director Greg Shuler. Public Works crews have [...]

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

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Sept. 4.   ART bus service The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday [...]

City of Asheville names Jes Foster as new Solid Waste Manager

  The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that Jes Foster has been named Solid Waste Manager.   Foster will oversee the City’s Sanitation Division, which has 34 employees. The Sanitation Division is responsible for collecting approximately 22,400 tons of refuse and 8,700 tons of recyclables annually from roughly 30,000 collection points. Foster has worked in [...]

City of Asheville offices closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run on schedule. Trash and recycling will be collected as normal on May 29.   ART bus service The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday [...]

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed with the exception of the Montford Centers, which will be open for Fun Day Out [...]

Asheville trash, recycling collection delayed Tuesday

Trash and recycling pick up for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7, will begin on a delayed basis (crews hope to begin by midmorning) on normal Tuesday routes. Brush and Christmas tree collection will be canceled for the rest of the week to allow for all available equipment will be focused on trash pickup. If any residents’ trash or [...]

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City of Asheville announces holiday closings

ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 and Jan. 2 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.   ART transit service City bus service will be [...]

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Asheville government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   Bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is one [...]

Keep fallen leaves from clogging Asheville stormwater drainage systems

It’s the first day of fall, September 22! And trees will start shedding their leaves soon. The City of Asheville asks you to help keep brush and leaves from entering the City’s storm drainage system using these effective tips:  Place brush and bagged leaves on the curb not in the street or on sidewalks by 7 [...]

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville City government offices will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal on Labor Day. Labor Day will be the final day of operation for Recreation Park Pool, which will be open from noon to 6 p.m. All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation [...]

City helps Biltmore Village businesses connect the dots and volunteers dig in, with the help of GreenWorks

Sometimes it takes a village. In this case it took a collaboration. Flash flooding that dogged Biltmore Village several times last winter puzzled — and vexed — business owners. While Biltmore Village is built in a flood plain, this flooding was different than what they had experienced before. The prevailing notion was something had changed. So members [...]

Trash and brush pickup schedules may be modified this week

The City of Asheville Sanitation Department is currently experiencing equipment malfunction with a large number of the trash collection vehicles and this is impacting some service.   Vehicle maintenance staff is working diligently to repair the vehicles and restore them to service.   Providing timely and efficient sanitation service is important. Collection schedules may be modified this week, which [...]

Help make Asheville a bear smart community

Do not feed the bears. The well-known sign is posted in Yellowstone National Park. But it also applies right here in Western North Carolina. Yet you may not even realize you are doing it. Bird feeders and unattended outdoor trashcans are the biggest culprit. People who intentionally leave out corn or birdseed for bears do the [...]

Asheville Street Services shifts snow/ice removal focus to neighborhoods

The City’s Street Services division continues to work 24-hour shifts to clear our roads of snow and ice. Secondary, or neighborhood, streets are the focus now that main thoroughfares have been cleared. Crews worked plows through streets last night, as they have every night since Winter Storm Jonas brought 13.5 inches of snow to Asheville [...]

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