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Hard 2 Recycle

The goal of the Hard 2 Recycle events are to educate, collect, and divert items that are not accepted by roadside recycling into the landfill. Founded in 2011 by Rainbow Recycling, Hard 2 Recycle events are free to the public and held quarterly to cover the corners of Buncombe County.

The next is taking place:

  • Saturday, April 29
  • 10AM - 2PM
  • City Public Works Parking Lot
  • 161 S. Charlotte Street, Asheville

Items accepted include:

  • Books (all kinds) and Cardboard
  • Electronics, Appliances, Batteries, and Metals (all kinds)
    • TVs and CRT monitors accepted with $10 fee - not accepting wooden console televisions
  • Desktop/Laptop Computers and Power Supplies (including battery backups)
  • Styrofoam and Packing Peanuts (must be sorted and bagged)
  • Cell Phones/Printers/Fax Machines/Toner Cartridges
  • Personal Care & Beauty Items

They are also looking for donations, including:

  • Donations to the ReStore: (working and in good condition) Doors, Appliances, Building Supplies, Cabinets, Flooring, Electronics, Furniture, Hardware, Plumbing, and Sporting Goods
  • Animal Sanctuary Items: Plastic Totes, Shoe Boxes, Crates, Clean Towels, Blankets, Pet Toys, Unopened Kitty Litter and Cleaning Supplies
  • Gently Used Books

For more information about Asheville Greenwork's Hard 2 Recycle event or more great events they sponsor like Tire Amnesty Day, you can visit You can also contact them at 828.254.1776 for more details.