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Transfer Station

Residential disposal & recycling services.

Disposal Rates

Effective August 1, 2018 the Transfer Station tip fee will increase to $47.75/ton

Solid Waste

  • 33-gallon bags of household waste with recyclables removed:
    • $2.00 per bag
  • Less than 33-gallon bags:
    • $1.00 per bag
  • $12 minimum for loads under 460lbs.

For Commercial/Franchise Haulers

  • All trucks, roll-offs, or flat bed (compacted or otherwise) of solid wastes which contain less than 5% by weight or volume, any of the following wastes: corrugated cardboard, untreated wood products suitable for mulching, concrete, cinder blocks, brick, concrete with steel or any type metals will pay $47.75 Per Ton at the Transfer Station.

Residential Sharps

  • Buncombe County residential households can drop off “sharps,” such as needles and lancets; however, NO BUSINESSES OR MEDICAL FACILITIES are permitted to use the sharps disposal area at the Transfer Station. Please place sharps in an approved sharps container (available at pharmacies) or in a sturdy, thick-walled plastic jug with a secured lid or taped closed and labeled SHARPS.


At the Transfer Station
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Acceptable Items

  • oil filters
  • lead acid batteries
  • newspaper
  • White goods (appliances) and other metals. (no microwaves.)
  • 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)

Moving Box Exchange

DID YOU KNOW: The Transfer Station has a moving box exchange? If you are in need of some boxes please stop by and take as many as you need. This is a great service to help reduce cardboard wastes in our landfill.

Unacceptable Items

  • motor oils
  • tires
  • wood waste

Locate & Contact

Transfer Station Location


Nick Edmonds
P:(828) 250-6205

Transfer Station
190 Hominy Creek Road,
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.