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Recycling Solid Waste

The following materials are accepted at the Buncombe County Solid Waste Management Facility’s Convenience Center at no charge:

  • oil filters
  • lead acid batteries
  • newspaper, magazines, office paper & mixed paper
  • corrugated cardboard
  • blue bags or co-mingled recyclables including:
    • Metal Cans -Aluminum, Steel, Tin, EMPTY Aerosol cans (If the cans are not empty, they are considered a household hazardous waste (HHW) and needs 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)
  • motor oils
  • cooking oil
  • tires - 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.

and white goods including:

  • stoves
  • refrigerators
  • air conditioners
  • freezers
  • and all metals

Note: Buncombe County Landfill does not accept non-infectious medical waste.

Wood pallets MUST now be recycled, they will continue to be accepted at the landfill for $20/ton, and will be ground up into mulch.

Table: Solid Waste Contact Information
Solid Waste Management Facility
Phone (828) 250-5462
Address 85 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.