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Blue Bag Instructions  

Recycling Opportunities Expand in Buncombe County

New materials can now be accepted for recycling. These are the new materials that can be included in your blue bags for recycling.

Flatten and leave at curb:

  • Corrugated Cardboard

Place all recyclables in Blue Bags. Blue Bags:

  • Metal Cans -Aluminum, Steel, Tin, EMPTY Aerosol cans (If the cans are not empty, they are considered a household hazardous waste (HHW) and need to be brought to the landfill during HHW collection every Friday, except holidays, from 9am - 3pm.
  • Plastic - All Bottles, Jugs, and Containers #1 - #7 (EX: plastic yogurt containers, margarine tubs, plastic take out containers (i.e. clam shells)
  • Glass - Bottles and Jars (clear, brown, green)
  • Aluminum - Pie Tins, Food Trays
  • Paper Cartons - Milk & Juice Cartons and Juice Boxes
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Mixed Paper - Catalogs, Junk mail, Magazines, Cereal boxes, Egg cartons (paper), Envelopes, Manila envelopes, Office paper, Paper, Phone books, Glossy paper, Post-It-Notes, Brown paper bags, Paper towel rolls, Shredded paper (place in paper bag with top rolled down)
Soup CartonJuice CartonJuice Box

New items that can now be recycled.


Blue bags may be purchased at our local grocery stores. Blue bags may be used for all recyclables other than cardboard. Co-mingle recyclables such as magazines, paper, plastic, metal and aluminum cans, and glass in the same blue bag. Blue bags should be placed at the curb next to your trash container for pick-up if you subscribe to Waste Pro garbage service, or you can take the blue bags to any of the following RECYCLING convenience centers:

Buncombe County Transfer Station, 190 Hominy Creek Road, Asheville NC 28801

M-F 8:00 - 4:30 and Saturday 8:00 - 12:00

Buncombe County Landfill, 81 Panther Branch Road, Alexander NC 28701

M-F 8:00 - 4:30 and Saturday 8:00 - 12:00

Drop-off center at Curbside Management, 116 North Woodfin Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28804

Open 24/7

Call Curbside Management for any questions: 828-252-2532