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:
Less than 33-gallon bags:
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 Jlea@wasteprousa.com. 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.
1404 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715
1561 Alexander Road
Leicester, NC 28748
East Asheville Library
902 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
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
138 Tavistock Road
Arden, NC 28704
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