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Buncombe County

Residential Recycling

Household Recyclable Material is collected every other week on your normal scheduled pickup day.

Please click here to view the 2022 Recycling & Collection calendar.

Under Buncombe County’s new recycling program, recycled items placed in plastic bags (blue bags) are no longer accepted. All recyclables must be be placed in a Waste Pro-issued cart, which is labeled “recycle only.” Waste Pro will leave behind all materials not accepted in the program. The following materials ARE currently accepted in the curbside recycling program:

What May I Recycle?

  1.  Metal Cans & Empty Aerosol Cans – Aluminum, Steel, Tin
  2.  Plastic Bottles, Jars & Plastic Food Containers #1 through #7
    • (Exception: black microwavable trays and Styrofoam)
  3.  Glass Bottles and Jars – Clear, Brown, Green
  4.  Aluminum Pie Tins and Food Trays
  5.  Milk & Juice Cartons
  6.  Newspapers & Inserts
  7.  Corrugated Cardboard
  8.  Mixed Paper:
    • Catalogs, Junk mail, Magazines, Egg cartons (paper), Envelopes,
    • Manila Envelopes, Office Paper, Phone books, Glossy Paper,
    • Post-It-Notes, Cereal boxes, Brown paper bags, Paper towel rolls,
    • Shredded paper (place in paper bag with top rolled down), Etc.!

How To Prepare Recyclables

  1.  RINSE all bottles and cans – lids and labels may remain on.
  2.  FLATTEN plastic jugs and bottles
  3.  BREAK DOWN and FLATTEN corrugated cardboard
  4.  SET your recyclables at the curb by 7 A.M. on your recycling day

What is NOT Recyclable?

  1.  Aluminum Foil
  2.  Dishes or Cookware
  3.  Styrofoam
  4.  Plastic Wrap
  5.  Window or Mirror Glass
  6.  Plastic bags (please take these to Ingles, Wal- Mart, Target, etc.)
  7.  Light Bulbs
  8.  Drinking Glasses
  9.  Paper towels or tissue
  10.  Black microwavable trays

Hours of Collection

ALL collection services will occur on Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Waste Pro does offer containers for an additional monthly fee. Please contact our local office for pricing.