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What You Need to Know About Waste Pro's New Trash Service

Update Dec. 13, 2019

Questions about cart delivery? Click here.

Updated Nov. 12, 2019

Due to feedback from the public, on  Nov. 5, 2019, the Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the Waste Pro contract that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Read more about those changes here

Here's What You Need to Know

The cart selection website is still open due to the concerns we've heard from you. Waste Pro will be issuing a robo-call to all subscribers over the next weeks, letting customers know about the bear-resistant cart lease option. You will not need to do anything if you are happy with your cart choice, but if you would like to lease a bear-resistant cart for an additional $9.50 per month, click here to change your choice. 

If you are unable to bring your trash cart to the curb due to the distance of your driveway, medical condition, and no able bodied individual lives within your household, please contact Waste Pro at 828-585-5074 to
inquire about discounts to Waste Pro’s premium service.

Note: Due to these contract changes, Waste Pro will not start cart delivery until December. Stay tuned for more information. 

Updated Oct. 29, 2019

Cart delivery will begin in late November. Waste Pro will call to let you know when your cart will be delivered. Check back here for updates.

Updated Sept. 16, 10:15 a.m.

Attention Buncombe County residents, if you are a Waste Pro residential subscriber, cart selection is open through Oct. 1, 2019. For questions about this process, please call Waste Pro's dedicated line at (828) 585-5074. Click here to select your cart sizes online 24-7.

Why Waste Pro? Why Roll-out carts?

In 2020, Buncombe County’s service contract with Waste Pro was set to expire. A nationwide request for bids was issued for waste disposal services earlier this year. Waste Pro was the only provider that met the County’s needs and was awarded the contract in June.

Learn more about the contract here.

The new service price is $19.21 per month and includes two durable roll-out carts for trash and recycling, weekly trash collection, and every-other-week recycling collection.

Cart systems are economical, environmentally friendly, and offer many benefits for subscribers and the community:

  •  Carts keep trash secure, reduce odor, and help minimize pests.
  • Carts help keep our streets and neighborhoods clean.
  • Automated collection speeds up service by reducing handling time.
  • Customers can place recyclables directly into the recycling cart, eliminating the need to purchase blue bags.
  • Carts reduce plastic bag contamination in the recycling process improving the value of our recyclables.

The new cart system was chosen for the substantial benefits and value to residents, neighborhoods, and our community. If we didn’t move to the roll-out cart system, costs for residents would have been more than $20 per month.

While we know it’s an inconvenience for some people, it’s the best option for keeping costs at a minimum for everyone. If you have questions regarding the new contract, or why Buncombe County is switching to a cart system please call (828) 250-5460.

As always, the Landfill and Transfer Station are available for trash and recyclables.

For more information visit our Solid Waste page.



Q. What other options do I have outside of Waste Pro?

A. You can bring trash and recyclables to the landfill or transfer station.

Solid Waste disposal fees:

  • 33-gallon bags of household waste with recyclables removed:
  • $2/bag
  • Less than 33-gallon bags:
  • $1/bag
  • There is no charge for recycling.

Q. What is my service going to cost? Do I have to pay for these carts?

A. The monthly service fee for Waste Pro’s basic service is $19.21 per month, this includes your roll-out carts, weekly trash collection, and every other week recycling collection. This comes to $57.63/quarter. Waste Pro does offer other levels of service please call (828) 585-5074 for more information.

Q. Do I have to use these carts?

A. Yes, per the County's contract, you have to have a Waste Pro cart for Waste Pro to pick up your trash. Also, bag pick up will end in January 2020.

Q. Will I be charged if I don't make a selection?

A. No, if you do not make a selection, you will receive the 96-gallon cart size. You will receive two 96 gallon carts, one for trash and one for recycling. A change fee may apply to change sizes after cart delivery.

Q. Are there options for bear-proof containers?

A. Waste Pro does offer bear-proof carts. Please call (828) 585-5074 for more information.

Q. Can I put plastic bags in my trash cart?

A. Yes, plastic bags go in your trash cart. Plastic bags do not go in your recycling cart.

Q. What happens if Waste Pro misses my scheduled pick-up?

A. Please contact Waste Pro if this is a onetime issue. You can contact Waste Pro at (828) 684-7790 or by email at You can also fill out a comment card at its website by clicking here.

If you are having recurring issues with Waste Pro, Buncombe County would like to be made aware of this. Please contact Solid Waste at (828) 250-5460.

Q.  I live in Black Mountain does this affect me?

A. The Town of Black Mountain has a separate contract with Waste Pro, please contact the Town of Black Mountain if you have questions regarding that contract.

Q. What is there is no one physically able(e.g., handicapped individuals) in my household to move the trash carts to the collection point?

A. Waste Pro offers Back Door Service: "Back Door Service is a service that Contractor will provide at no extra cost to handicapped individuals provided they show proof with a doctor’s note and verification that no able-bodied persons reside at the residence requesting such service."

Sample carts will be available for viewing at the following locations. You can also see the below PDF for more information on cart sizes.

Enka-Candler Library,
1404 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715

Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road
Leicester, NC 28748

East Asheville Library
902 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Fairview Library
1 Taylor Road.
Fairview, NC 28730

Buncombe County Landfill
81 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701

Buncombe County Transfer Station
190 Hominy Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Waste Pro
138 Tavistock Road
Arden, NC 28704

The Contract

Link to the new contract below. Some highlights include:

  • Gains in collection efficiencies
  • Improves environmental impacts with increasing number of CNG powered collection vehicles
  • Provides safer collection practices for workers
  • All subscribers will be provided rollout carts
  • Incorporates performance accountability measures
Table: News Item Documents
File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Waste Pro Cart Sizes 4 MB 09/09/2019 1:18 PM
Contract 792 KB 09/16/2019 10:26 AM