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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 TV-Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste 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

Mercury containing fluorescent lights can be recycled at the landfill during the HHW program with a maximum of 20 bulbs per month. Lowes and Home Depot also accept the small screw in type bulbs for recycling, but do not accept broken or long tube type bulbs. Fluorescent lights can also be disposed of with your regular garbage. Broken bulbs cannot be recycled and should be placed with your regular garbage.

Table: Light Bulb Disposal Guidelines
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