Household Hazardous Waste

Televisions, Household Hazardous Waste, Paint, and Electronics Disposal

Effective August 1, 2015: Unfortunately due to the increase cost of recycling T.V.’s we will no longer be able to accept T.V.’s for free.

  • T.V.’s 19” and under— $5.00
  • T.V.’s 19” and above— $10.00

Buncombe County accepts Televisions and Electronics ONLY during Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events. Please check the HHW schedule for dates and times.

We accept most electronics from residents at no charge. Residents dropping off televisions will be charged $5.00 for each TV under 19" and $10.00 for each TV over 19". 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)
  • Televisions
  • Cell Phones
  • 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Office at 250-5460 or the Landfill at 250-5462.

Light Bulbs

Residents can drop off used compact and regular fluorescent light bulbs at any of the following participating municipal and volunteer fire departments:

  • Black Mountain - 106 Montreat Road
  • Enka-Candler - 85 Pisgah Highway
  • Fairview VFD - 1586 Charlotte Highway
  • Reems Creek - 730 Reems Creek Road
  • Reynolds - 235 Charlotte Highway
  • Skyland - 9 Miller Road
  • Swannanoa - 103 South Avenue
  • Weaverville - 3 Monticello Road

City of Asheville Fire Departments

  • Station 2 on Livingston Street - 415 S French Broad Avenue
  • Station 11 at - 7 Rocky Ridge Road near Biltmore Square Mall


  • Home Depot
  • Lowes

Mercury containing fluorescent lights can be recycled at the landfill during the HHW program.

For household quantities from residents of the county:

Waste Type Maximum Amount Price
4 foot Fluorescent Light Bulbs Up to 5 free/ week $0.75 each
8 foot Fluorescent Light Bulbs Up to 5 free/ week $0.90 each
All other Up to 5 free/ week $5.00 each

Maximum of 20 bulbs per month.

Businesses are permitted to recycle bulbs at the landfill's HHW ONLY with a 20 bulb limit per month. BUSINESSES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM DROPPING BULBS OFF AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

For Business Bulb Recycling:

Waste Type Maximum Amount Price
4 foot Fluorescent Light Bulbs

20 per month

$0.75 each
8 foot Fluorescent Light Bulbs

20 per month

$0.90 each
All other

20 per month

$5.00 each

If you have broken fluorescent lamps they are also accepted.