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Recycling at the Transfer Station

The following materials are accepted at the Buncombe County Transfer Station at no charge:

  • oil filters
  • lead acid batteries
  • newspaper
  • 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)
  • residential non-infectious medical waste

The Transfer Station does not accept:

  • motor oils
  • tires
  • wood waste