What You Can Do


You can drop off all of these items for recycling at the Buncombe County Landfill and Transfer Station at no charge:

  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Newspaper and brown paper bags
  • Office paper and mail
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Commingled Recyclable Containers including #1 - #7 plastic bottles
  • Clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars
  • Steel Cans
  • Yard Waste
  • Motor Oils
  • Tires
  • White goods including stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, and all metals
  • Empty, triple-rinsed pesticide containers
  • Empty propane tanks (20lb, gas grill type only)
  • Cut, bare real Christmas trees (remove stands, decorations, lights and tinsel)
  • Detergent and shampoo bottles

CFL Recycling

Buncombe County's CFL recycling program benefits residents by making it possible to recycle spent bulbs in a simple, safe and environmentally friendly way. Recycling centers are located at all fire stations in the County. For more information, check out the CFL recycling page.

(Source: Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2001)

Abandoned Manufactured Home Removal

Old Manufactured Home

Buncombe County sponsors a program to remove abandoned, dilapidated or unused manufactured homes. The cost to remove the mobile home is covered by the County. There is no charge if you are a Buncombe County property owner.

The goal is to help citizens of the County remove their unwanted manufactured homes in a responsible and non-polluting manner. If you own or are aware of a mobile home in your area that appears to be abandoned or unwanted, please call Buncombe County at 250-5470.

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