What can I recycle?


What is Recyclable

Guidelines below explain what items may be placed in your blue recycling carts. For information about bulky items, hazardous household waste, or other hard to recycle items, see how to dispose of large, seasonal, or unusual items.


Yes! Recycle right

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  • Plastic – including bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars (please empty)
  • Metal – including metal cans (please empty)
  • Glass – including glass bottles and jars (please empty)
  • Paper – paper including all paper, cartons, and cardboard (please flatten boxes)

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Please Don’t Bag Your Recyclables.


Know your No’s

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  • no styrofoam or peanuts
  • no plastic wrap, pillows, or bags
  • no tanglers like cords, hoses, wires
  • no scrap metal
  • no clothing or textiles
  • no food waste
  • no hazardous or medical waste
  • no receipts, shredded paper, paper towels, or napkins


Keep these items out

  • all batteries
  • aluminum foil
  • ceramic items
  • diapers
  • disposable cups or lids (plastic and coffee)
  • electronics
  • household glass or mirrors
  • scrap metal and wood
  • straws
  • tires
  • toys

Contact Information



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For more curbside recycling information visit curbie.com



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To find where to recycle items not on this list visit ashevillegreenworks.org



The City of Asheville Sanitation Division Public Works can be reached at 828-259-5857