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Hard 2 Recycle Collection Event

On Saturday, April 29, local nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks hosts the second of its five annual Hard 2 Recycle events for 2017. The public is invited to drop off hard to recycle items from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the City Public Works parking lot at 161 S. Charlotte St.

“This event is great for those who’ve been doing spring cleaning and have old electronics or other items that they aren’t sure how to dispose of, that might otherwise end up in the landfill” says Asheville GreenWorks Director of Operations Eric Bradford. “We also have great partner organizations like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Asheville Humane Society that will be on hand to take donations of items like furniture, towels and blankets that still have use left in them.”

Items accepted at the April 29 event include:

  • Styrofoam and packing peanuts
  • Electronics
  • Metals (all kinds)
  • Batteries
  • Broken and working appliances
  • Books (both for recycling and donation)
  • Cardboard
  • Furniture
  • Desktop/laptop computers and computer accessories
  • Toner cartridges
  • Cell phones
  • Select personal care and beauty item containers
  • CRT and tube televisions are accepted for a recycling fee of $10 (not accepting wooden console TVs).

A detailed list of all items accepted is available at ashevillegreenworks.org/hard-2-recycle.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Asheville Humane Society, and Snake, Rabbit, and Snail Bookmobile will be on site accepting donations of building supplies and furniture, animal sanctuary supplies, and gently used books respectively.

Each year, Asheville GreenWorks hosts five Hard 2 Recycle events: four quarterly collections to cover the four corners of Buncombe County and one central event in downtown Asheville.

Volunteers are also needed to help staff the April 29 event. Those interested in volunteering should email volunteer@ashevillegreenworks.org.

The next Hard 2 Recycle event will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Weaverville.