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The Sanitation Department is responsible for the collection of solid waste, including collection of household trash and yard waste. Solid waste collection is available only for waste generated within the Town limits.
 

The following section should answer the most common questions regarding solid waste services provided by the Sanitation Department.

bulletWhen will my trash be collected?
bulletWhat if my trash collection is missed due to ice of snow?
bulletWhat if my trash collection day is a holiday?
bulletHow should I put my trash out for collection?
bullet Am I required to separate recyclable materials from my trash?
bullet When are recyclables collected?
bullet What materials are recyclable?
bullet How do I prepare my recyclables for collection?
bullet Are collection rules different for businesses?
bullet I’m disabled and can’t carry my garbage can to the curb.
bullet How do I dispose of corrugated cardboard boxes?
bullet What about discarded furniture and other large items?
bullet Will the Town pick up paint cans?
bullet Does the Town collect yard waste?
bullet How should I prepare my yard waste, leaves and brush?
bullet What do I do with old appliances?
bullet Will the Town collect discarded building materials, lumber etc.?
bullet How do I dispose of old tires and car batteries?
bullet Will the Town collect motor oil?
bullet How can I get rid of a junk car or old car parts?
bullet How do I get to the Buncombe County Landfill?
bullet What can I do about illegal dumping?

 

When will my trash be collected?

The Town collects trash once per week. The Town is divided into two collection areas.  One area is collected on Tuesdays and the other area is collected on Wednesdays.  Call the Town Hall (645-7116) or the Public Works Department (645-0606) with your street address to determine your schedule. Your trash must be placed at curbside by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day.

 

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What if my trash collection is missed due to snow and ice?

In the event that your trash cannot be collected due to snow or ice, Tuesday's trash will be collected on the following Thursday (weather permitting) and Wednesday' trash will be collected on the following Friday (weather permitting).  If the weather prohibits collection on Thursday or Firday, trash will be collected ON THE REGULAR SCHEDULE the following week.

 

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What if my trash collection day falls on a holiday?

The Town of Weaverville observes the following holidays:

 

New Year's Day Memorial Day Good Friday
Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day

 

In the event that your trash collection day falls on a holiday, Tuesday's trash will be collected on the following Thursday and Wednesday's trash will be collected on the following Friday.

 

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How should I put my trash out for collection?

The Town collects trash once per week.   You are limited to 6 bags or 6 cans per week. Bags must not weigh more than 25 pounds each and cans are limited to 32 gallon capacity and 50 pound weight. If you live in an area where animals could get into your trash, bags are prohibited. Cans must have tight fitting lids in order to reduce insect and animal problems.

Bags or cans must be placed at curbside by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day. Please do not put trash out earlier than the night before collection and remove your trash containers from the curb promptly after collection.
 

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Am I required to separate recyclable materials from my trash?

Yes.  It is unlawful and a violation of North Carolina state law, the Buncombe County Solid Waste Ordinance, and a the Weaverville Town Code to dispose of recyclable materials in the county landfill.

DO YOUR PART! - - - PLEASE RECYCLE!

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When are recyclables collected? 

Recyclables will be collected every week on your regular scheduled trash day by Curbside Management, Inc.   The recycling services are paid for, in part, by a charge on your monthly water bill.
 

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What materials are recyclable?

Metal cans - Aluminum, steel and tin only
Plastic bottles - Milk jugs, drink bottles - No. 1 or No. 2
Glass bottles and jars - Clear, green and brown
Newspapers and inserts
Corrugated cardboard
 

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How do I prepare my recyclables for collection?

Step 1.    Remove caps and rinse all containers.  You may flatten containers to save space in your Blue Bags.   Flatten or collapse all of your cardboard.  Stack your newspaper.

Step 2.    Place recyclables in "Blue Bags" which may be purchased from most grocery stores.   Do not place cardboard and newspapers in Blue Bags.  You do not have to separate the other materials placed in your blue Bags.  Incorrect or improperly prepared materials will not be collected.

Step 3.    Set your Blue Bags by the street curb by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day or no earlier than the night before your scheduled collection day.  A maximum of four (4) bags per household will be collected per week.  If you have more, you may wish to wait till the next week or take the material to the recycling center at the Buncombe County landfill.

Step 4.    Place your newspaper and your flattened cardboard on the ground secured beneath your Blue Bags.
 

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Are collection rules different for businesses?

Like households, businesses are limited to 6 cans or bags of trash per week. If your business generates more than this amount, you must contract with a private hauler for your garbage service.
 

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I’m disabled and can’t carry my garbage can to the curb. What can I do?

Contact the Town Manager. The Town offers trash carry out and carry back service in hardship cases such as when all members of a household are incapacitated due to age, disability, or infirmity. Persons utilizing this service must bag their trash for collection.
 

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How do I dispose of corrugated cardboard boxes?

Disposal of corrugated cardboard in the County Landfill is prohibited in accordance with North Carolina State Law.  You may place corrugated cardboard at curbside for recycling on your regular scheduled collection day.  However, it must be flattened and neatly stacked. 
 

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What about discarded furniture and other large items?

Discarded furniture, carpet, mattresses and other large items and household junk are picked up with your trash. Place these at curbside on your regular collection day. Any item which cannot be placed in the garbage truck will be collected on a special pick-up. Some items are not collected by the Town as noted below.
 

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Will the Town pick up paint cans?

Paint cans will only be collected if the cans are empty or dried out. Mix latex paint with kitty litter or sand and allow it to completely dry. Leave the dry or empty cans at curbside with your trash on your collection day. Oil base paint should be used entirely or held for a household hazardous waste collection.

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Does the Town collect yard waste?

Yes, provided it is has not been cut by a professional tree or landscape contractor and is not the result of a land clearing operation. Brush and yard waste is collected twice per month according to the following schedule:

   
If your trash day is:

 

Yard waste is collected:

 

Tuesday

1st & 3rd week of the month

Wednesday

2nd & 4th week of the month
   

Additional collections will be made by Sanitation crews as time allows. Have your yard waste at the curb by 8:00 a.m. on MONDAY of your collection week. The material will be removed by Friday. You do not have to call for yard waste collection!
 

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How should I prepare my yard waste?

Grass Clippings and Shrubbery Trimmings - Grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings smaller than Ĺ inch diameter are disposed of by composting. These materials must be collected separately from brush and trash. Place grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings in bags at curbside for collection. Do not mix any type of trash or garbage with yard waste. Please use CLEAR plastic bags so collection crews can differentiate yard waste from garbage. Loose grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings dumped at curbside will not be collected.

Brush - Brush, tree limbs, and small tree trunks are ground into chips for disposal. Brush and tree limbs for collection by the Town shall be a minimum Ĺ inch diameter by 3 foot length. Smaller pieces are to be bagged as shrubbery trimmings. The maximum size is 6 inches diameter and 25 pound weight. Cut protruding limbs into individual pieces and place at curbside with the large ends toward the street for chipping. Do not mix trash, debris, leaves, or dirt with your brush because these items will not go through the chipper. The Town does not provide regular collection service for tree trunks and tree stumps weighing more than 50 pounds. You may dispose of these materials at the Buncombe County Landfill.

Leaves - Leaves are to be contained in clear bags and placed at curbside for collection in the same manner as grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings. From October 15th through December 15th, and from March 1st through May 1st, loose leaves may also be placed at curbside for collection by the Department’s leaf vacuum. They are to be piled separately from tree limbs and brush and are not to be mixed with rocks, dirt, or any type of object that may be harmful to the leaf vacuum machine.

Thorny Vegetation - Thorny vegetation, if placed at curbside for collection, shall be cut in lengths not exceeding two (2) feet and placed in separate piles from other yard waste.
 

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What do I do with old appliances?

When you purchase new appliances, make every effort to have your old ones disposed of by the store where you made the purchase. You can schedule curbside collection of appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, dish washers and hot water heaters by calling the Public Works Department at 645-0606. You will be given a date for the collection. Please do not put appliances out earlier than the night before scheduled collection. This service is available to residences only. Furnaces, boilers and other such machinery will not be collected by the Town. For the safety of small children, please remember to remove appliance doors before placing it outside.
 

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I’m remodeling my house, will the Town collect discarded building materials, lumber etc.?

The Town will collect these materials only if they are contained in standard trash cans or bags subject to the same limitations as regular garbage. Containers are available from most private trash haulers for bulk disposals. Check your phone book for listings. You can also dispose of these materials at the Buncombe County Landfill.
 

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How do I dispose of old tires and car batteries?

The Town will not collect car batteries or tires. Both tires and car batteries can be taken to the Buncombe County landfill for disposal. Many stores will take your old tires and batteries when you purchase new ones. Check with your store for details.
 

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Will the Town collect motor oil?

NO! If you change your own oil, you must take the used oil to an approved collection center. Many garages and auto parts stores accept used oil for recycling or you may take the oil to the Buncombe County Landfill. It is ILLEGAL and an environmental hazard to dump used oil into sewers, septic tanks, into drainage systems or on the ground. Just one gallon of used oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water!
 

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How can I get rid of a junk car or old car parts?

If you own the car and would like to have it removed free of charge, call the Kidney Foundation at 1-888-288-CARS. Old car parts are not collected by the Town. You may be able to dispose of these through a local scrap or auto salvage dealer.
 

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How do I get to the Buncombe County Landfill?

From Main Street go west on Weaver Blvd. to the third traffic light and turn Left on Monticello Road. Follow Monticello Road to its end at Highway 251. Turn right on 251 and go approximately three miles to Panther Branch Road and turn right. The landfill is on your right. The phone number for the landfill is 658-0137.
 

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What can I do about illegal dumping?

Discarding trash of any sort including garbage, junk and old appliances on both public and private property, streets and sidewalks is ILLEGAL. Illegal dumping also includes placing any trash at curbside for collection by the Town which was generated outside Town limits. If you witness illegal dumping, please report violators to the Town Manager at 645-7116.
 

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  Do Your Part,

Please Recycle:


Recycling is a very important part of the Town waste disposal program and is required by North Carolina State Law.

 

 

 

 
   

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