Garbage Collection

The Sanitation Division provides residential curbside garbage pick up in the city. Staff collects other solid waste such as leaves and offers special pick ups for large items. Sanitation also operates the city recycling center on Pennton Avenue. 

View the holiday collection schedule.

How to Purchase a Roll-Out Container

Roll-out trash containers are available for purchase from the Sanitation Department through City Hall. Commercial and bulk container pickups are also available. Call 828-757-2160 for pricing and availability.

For additional information, contact the Sanitation Division at 828-757-2173.

Items Not Collected

Items that cannot be collected are:

  • Building materials
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinner, ammonia, etc.
  • Microwaves
  • Tires
  • Tree stumps