The City of Asheville collects appliances such as stoves, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, trash compactors, and hot water heaters for a fee of $5.00 per item, which is assessed on a resident’s combined utility bill. Call 828-251-1122 to schedule appliance collection.

North Carolina State Law prohibits the dumping of appliances in a landfill. This law also requires that businesses who sell appliances charge an appliance disposal fee to cover the cost of the appliance. Citizens are encouraged to allow the business selling the new appliance to dispose of the old one.


Bulky Item Collection


The City of Asheville will collect chairs, beds, mattresses and box springs, sofas, and other bulky items on request. To request collection of these items, call 828-251-1122. Once you schedule collection, place the item(s) at your curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.


Large Collections (Moving Into or Out of a Home)


The City of Asheville will collect large amounts of trash, such as from a move into or out of a home, one time only. Call 828-251-1122 to schedule.


Carpet Disposal


When disposing of carpet, roll and tie the carpet with string or twine (not wire) in 4-foot rolls and place at the curb. Call 828-251-1122 to schedule collection.


Small Dead Animals


Small dead animals, such as a cat, dog, or other small household pet, must be wrapped in a plastic bag and placed at the curb. Call 828-251-1122 for pickup.