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Frequently Asked Questions About the Landfill

Questions about the landfill? Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  1. What does it cost to dump at the landfill? The fee for trash disposal is $43 per ton, or a minimum of $10, which covers the first 460 pounds. Bagged waste is charged at $1 per bag.
  2. What does it cost to dump at the transfer station? Trash disposal is $47 per ton, with a $12 minimum that covers the first 460 pounds. Bagged trash is $1 per bag.
  3. What are your hours? Hours at both the transfer station and the landfill are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you are hauling a load to the landfill that you will need to drive up to the disposal area, please arrive at least a half hour before closing time (by 4 p.m. on weekdays or noon on Saturdays).
  4. What do I do with paint? If the paint is dried out in the can and no liquid remains, remove the lid and throw the can and lid separately into the trash. Otherwise, deliver the paint to the Friday only household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off at the landfill. There is a charge of $2 per gallon, with a 20-gallon limit.
  5. What are the Friday hours to drop off HHW and electronics? HHW and electronics are only accepted at the Buncombe County Landfill from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Fridays, with the exception of Fridays surrounding a holiday.
  6. Who do I call if my garbage didn’t get picked up? The number you call depends on where you live. Here are the numbers you need:
    • City of Asheville:  828-259-5857
    • Town of Woodfin:  828-253-4887
    • Town of Weaverville:  828-645-0606
    • Town of Black Mountain:  828-419-9300, ext. 602
    • Biltmore Forest:  828-274-3919
    • Town of Montreat:  828-669-8002
    • Unincorporated Buncombe County:  828-684-7790.