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Curbside Management • 116 N. Woodfin Avenue • Asheville, NC 28804 • Telephone: 828.252.2532 • Fax: 828.251.2588 • EMAIL

Why does the driver leave some materials in the recycling container?

 

Unfortunately, not everything is recyclable. Please see the entire list of What may I recycle? including a list of what is not currently recyclable.

I just moved here and haven’t received my recycling container. What do I do?

 

Residents may need to schedule a special pickup (fee charged) by calling Curbie. Residents may place their broken down boxes out on the curb on their recycling day for no charge as they gradually empty them if the pile is 1’ft tall or less. Asheville-Contact the City of Asheville at 828-251-1122 (Wait to talk to a live operator, NOT the recycling number).

 

Fletcher: Please contact the Town Hall at (828) 687-3985.

 

Woodfin: Please contact Curbside Management at (828) 252-2532.

How am I charged for recycling services?

 

Recycling services are paid for, in part, by a fee on your water bill, taxes or municipality fees.  Please contact your City, Town, or County for details.

My recycling container is broken or destroyed. What should I do?

 

When you have broken big blue cart, contact the City of Asheville at 828-251-1122 (Wait to talk to a live operator, NOT the recycling number).

 

Fletcher: Please contact the Town Hall at (828) 687-3985.

 

Woodfin: Please contact Curbside Management at (828) 252-2532.

And if the weather outside is frightful? (Snow or ice)

 

If inclement weather delays our pickup, please put your recyclables by the curb at your normal day and time. We may pick them up later than normal or we may get them the next day, but we will pick them up. Please put them out and leave them out for us. Thanks!

What shall I do with the many moving boxes I have?

 

Cardboard boxes may be broken down and placed with your recyclables or taken to one of the Drop-off Centers. OR you may choose to participate in the MOVING BOX EXCHANGE.  Please contact Beverly-Hanks & Assoc. for more info at 828-254-7221.

What if my recyclables were not collected?

 

Occasionally there are delays in our pickups.  We may still be by to pick them up later than normal. Unfortunately, however, recycling containers are sometimes missed for collection. If this is the case, please contact Curbside Management at 252-2532. Remember, all recycling containers are to be placed out for collection by 7:00 am on the regular collection day.

My regular pickup day falls on a holiday. When will my recycling get picked up?

 

Generally, only two holidays affect your pickup schedule: Thanksgiving and Christmas (when it falls on a weekday). Recycling and trash routes are run on all other holidays. Please check your recycling calendars or for more information contact your municipality or Curbie at (828) 252-2532.

Other recycling programs in the Asheville area:

  • Electronic Waste (e-waste programs) – Local Goodwill Industries accept all electronic waste donations. Or Buncombe County holds electronics recycling collection each Friday at the landfill on Panther Branch Road, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The following items are collected: fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, telephones, stereos, televisions and cell phones. Please contact Buncombe County Solid Waste at (828) 250-5460 for more information.
  • Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Program www.ashevillenc.gov (See Household Hazardous Waste)
  • Plastic Shopping and Grocery bags – Area Ingles Food Stores and local Wal-Mart Stores provide a recycling bin just for plastic bags usually located just inside the doors.
  • Furniture and Clothing Recycling Programs – donations may be made to ABCCM, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, Goodwill, Salvation Army, or to the Special Needs Thrift Shop.
  • Baby Furniture – Asheville Pregnancy Support Services
  • Building materials, appliances, cars, boats and trailer donations can be made to the Habitat for Humanity Home Store.  Call the store at (828) 254-6706 for information about donations and to make arrangements to have your items picked up

How to prepare recyclables

Getting things ready for us is easy.

 

Please help make recycling happen by preparing your recyclable materials as requested.  What can be recycled and how these materials have to be prepared is determined by the businesses that make products from recycled materials.

Careful preparation and separation of recyclables is important. Manufacturers require clean and contaminant free materials to make new products.  You can help!

 

  • EMPTY all bottles, cans, and containers - (lids and labels may remain on)
  • BREAK DOWN and FLATTEN all corrugated cardboard
  • SECURE the lid on the containers to prevent paper from blowing out
  • SET your recyclables out to the curb by 7:00 A.M. on your recycling day

 

Even more information

 

  • KEEP PLASTIC BAGS AND FILM OUT OF THE RECYCLING CARTS AND BINS
  • Containers don’t need to be squeaky clean – just get most of it scraped out or emptied.
  • No need to remove caps, lids, or pumps—just toss them in the recycling on the container.
  • Fully empty all aerosol cans
  • Squash bottles and cans if possible, to save space in recycling bins, carts, and blue bags. (Don’t flatten them like a pancake – our sorting system tends to see them like paper then!)
  • Make sure that paper products are clean and dry
  • If food is spilled on a magazine or grease stains a pizza box, put those items into the trash
  • Flattened cardboard may be placed under or beside the recycling container if it doesn’t fit inside.
  • Do not mix trash or other items into your recycling
  • Not enough room? – place additional recyclables in a cardboard box. Place next to the recycling container on your recycling day.  You may also call your municipality and request additional containers.
  • Be sure you know which items are accepted so that you place only the proper items in the bins and containers. Items placed in the wrong bins are considered contaminants. These contaminants will require extra sorting and may result in the rejection of an entire load of recyclables. For example, you currently cannot recycle aluminum foil, plastic bags, Styrofoam, window or mirror glass, dishes or cookware, drinking glasses, or dog food bags.
  • What may be recycled and how these materials have to be prepared is determined by the businesses that make products from these recycled materials.

Curbside Management • 116 N. Woodfin Avenue • Asheville, NC 28804 • Telephone: 828.252.2532 • Fax: 828.251.2588 • EMAIL