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 [...]

Snow recovery updates: Trash collection, bus service, streets and parking garages

The City of Asheville’s Sanitation Division has cancelled trash and recycling collection today due to snow-covered and icy roads. Here is the revised trash and recycling collection for this week: Tuesday collect on Tuesday. Wednesday collect on Wednesday. Thursday collect on Thursday. Monday collect on Friday. Normally there is no Friday collection. All routes are serviced Monday through Thursday. Brush collection has [...]

City of Asheville to collect Christmas trees curbside

Recycling options are available as well The City of Asheville will collect Christmas trees according to the routine brush collection schedule. Residents are asked to remove lights, tinsel, ornaments, and stands prior to placing the trees to the curb for collection. Residents can drop off Christmas trees for recycling at the following locations: Buncombe County Landfill (81 [...]

City of Asheville launches recycling pilot project in Asheville Housing Authority communities

The City of Asheville strives to be a leader in sustainability, stating in the City Council’s Strategic Operating Plan the goal of taking sustainability practices to the next level by implementing ways to reduce city-wide solid waste. With the Zero Waste AVL recycling program, the City is making strides towards reducing the trash sent to [...]

Asheville’s leaf season is upon us and there is a change this year

Because of a dry spring and summer, Asheville should see a spectacular fall leaf season, according to Western Carolina University’s autumnal season prognosticator Kathy Mathews. Peak color could come to the City of Asheville by the middle of October this year. And as the trees put on their fall fireworks show, they’ll begin to shed those [...]

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