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Landfill 

The Landfill's mission is to protect the health and safety of all citizens by disposing of all waste generated in Buncombe County in the most efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound manner possible.

  • Wood waste disposal
  • White goods recycling
  • Construction and demolition debris disposal
  • Residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste disposal
  • Household hazardous waste disposal/recycling (periodically)
  • Motor oil and battery recycling
  • Pesticide container recycling
  • Electronics recycling days
  • Recycling convenience center

For information concerning the EPA Bioreactor Project, please visit buncombebioreactor.com

Solid Waste Rates for Citizens

  • 33-gallon bags of household waste with recyclables removed: $2.00 per bag, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Less than 33-gallon bags of household waste with recyclables removed: $1.00 per bag, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Pick-up trucks, vans or small trailers: $47.00 per ton at Transfer Station - $12.00 Minimum, $43.00 per ton at Landfill - $10.00 Minimum
  • Recyclables in blue bags: No Charge
  • Newspapers, cardboard, or magazines prepared for disposal in accordance with the Solid Waste Department Policies: No Charge
  • Household Hazardous Waste is accepted for $2 per gallon for paint-related material, such as paint thinner, kerosene, gasoline and paint. Other materials, such as lawn and garden chemicals, are accepted from Buncombe County residents, at no charge.
  • Electronics recycling: No Charge. Maximum of three (3) TV's and computers per month. Additional $8 per TV or computer monitor over the initial . $10 for large console TV.
  • Residents may recycle 10 tires without rims at no charge. After that, tires may be recycled at $2 per tire. All tires on rims (even the first 10) are $2 per tire.
  • Untreated wood, limbs, yard wastes, etc. suitable for mulching: $20.00 per ton
  • Farm Animals: $50.00
  • 2 bags for $1.00; leaves must be in bags and separated from wood and other yard waste

Solid Waste Rates for Commercial & Franchised Haulers

  • All trucks, roll-offs, or flat bed (compacted or otherwise) of solid wastes which contain less than 5% by weight or volume, any of the following wastes: corrugated cardboard, untreated wood products suitable for mulching, concrete, cinder blocks, brick, concrete with steel or any type metals will pay $47.00 Per Ton at the Transfer Station & $43.00 Per Ton at the Landfill.
  • First violation above the 5% limit: $86.00 per ton
  • Second violation or any subsequent violation occurring within 6 months of the first violation: $129 per ton
  • Untreated wood, limbs, yard wastes or other materials suitable for mulching: $20.00 per ton
  • Semi-liquid non-hazardous food waste: $20.00 per ton
  • Friable asbestos: $100.00 per ton, $100 minimum
  • Tires accepted with original scrap tire certification form only: No Charge
  • Tires without form: $2.00 per tire
  • Electronics recycling (limit 5 units): $0.30 per pound. Businesses with large quantities of electronics must call for prior approval by dialing 250-5462.

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling

Buncombe County accepts household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics every Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at a special drop-off area at the Landfill. (Excluding Fridays around a holiday)

HHW is closed on Fridays around a holiday, please call the landfill ahead of time at 250-5462 if there is a holiday coming up and you want to know if it will be open or not.

Each week, we accept electronics from residents at no charge. Businesses will also be able to drop off electronics, but they will be charged a fee of 30 cents per pound.

The following items must be separated out of loads and brought to the electronics recycling area:

  • Computers (monitors, CPU’s, keyboards)
  • Calculators
  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • VCR’s & DVD Players
  • Telephones
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • Cell Phones
  • Video cameras

Household Hazardous Waste is also accepted on Fridays:

  • Paint and paint related items such as water sealer, paint thinners, enamels,polyurethane, and flammable liquids (such as gas and kerosene) will be charged at $2.00 per gallon. (20 gallon limit per week.)
  • There is no charge for pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, motor oil, antifreeze and lead acid batteries.
  • No hazardous wastes from businesses will be accepted.
  • Bio-Hazardous materials, radioactive materials and explosives are NOT accepted at any time.

Recycling Price List

Television and electronics can be recycled at the landfill on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program.
For household quantities from residents of the county:

Waste Type Maximum Amount Price
Plastic Television 3 free/week, every TV after is $8.00 each
Wood Console Television 3 free/week, every TV after is $10.00 each
Broken/Stripped Television Flat rate per TV $20.00 each
Computers/electronics 3 entire computer units free/week, then $0.30/pound

Businesses are permitted to recycle televisions and computer equipment at the landfill’s HHW
The following fees apply for businesses:

Waste Type Maximum Amount Price
Plastic Television 20 per month $8.00 each
Wood Console Television 20 per month $10.00 each
Broken/Stripped Television Flat rate per TV $20.00 each
Computers/electronics 3 entire computer units free/week, then $0.30/pound

Directions to the Landfill

[Download a map]

  • From I-240, take 19/23 North and then take the UNC-A University exit.
  • Turn left at the stop sign and go through the red light onto Riverside Drive.
  • Go 10 miles north then turn right on Panther Branch Road. The landfill will be on the right.
  • The new landfill is six miles north of the old landfill.