Recycling is a good


Recycling is here to stay.  So is throwing away the trash.  Did you know that per county ordinances you cannot keep more than a weeks worth of trash on your property and it must be contained in a specific type of container?  You can read more at the HCSW website.  Once there click on the solid waste department and navigate through the riveting reading there.  It has more information about trash than you ever wanted to know.  
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Carefully read through the website.  It is what we follow.

Could be any day!  Inclement weather procedures. (If it’s summer you don’t have to read

further unless we have a freak storm.  It could happen) just sayin!

We can’t run on icy and snow packed roads even if you can. Plan to bring your trash to the main road if this is the case and let the office know.  1. Our trash trucks don’t do well on ice.  So we will only stay on the main roads if we can     get to them.  The roads are ice and snow packed where our office is.  You may be     able to move around in your vehicle, doesn’t mean we can in ours.  1/17/2022 updated 2. Your bones don’t do well on ice.  Neither do ours. 3. We will pick up everything you put out next week, please err on the side of good  judgment and sense. 4. Trash is just as important to us as it is for you but not worth rehab, or worse. 5. We do not take trash at the office.  Boxes and Aluminum cans for recycling only.  6. If this is getting updated periodically during the day we are not at the office either.  Enjoy winter, not really a favorite for management.  Can’t wait for summer!
Please read above to see if your trash will be late the holiday week in question.  If you have any questions please call the office 828-891-3071. Nothing has changed about the way we treat holidays.  If the holiday is not listed then it does not affect trash pick up.
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Please read through our policy and as always feel free to call or email if you have questions.
The limit on trash is 99 gallons per week.  (see your box your bags came in for size) The overage will be left until you call the office to inform us of the extra trash so we can charge appropriately.  Please have your trash and recycling(if it is your week) presented at by 06:30AM so it is not missed.  The limit it 99 Gallons of trash per week.    This is a policy change.  Thank you. . (if you live close to the office please have your trash out by 6:30.  They start early because Thursdays are our longest day and we service the most.) Recycling - Just like the transfer station does not want your recycling in solid color bags neither do we.  Effective immediatly if you bag your recycling it must be in a see through bag.  Not a white bag marked or a black bag in a recycle can.  The landfill will start charging us for our recycling if they cannot see it.  We cannot take the time to sort through your trash to get recycling and won’t.  Please don’t put your recycling in the same container as your trash as this is confusing to new people (workers) on the route.  Please mark your recycling container clearly and don’t put loose recycling in a 99 gallon tote or make loose recycling heavy. We do not have mechanical means to lift your heavy cans.  Boxes - Use a box to contain your boxes.  Don’t make them heavy.  Make if all manageable so the human can lift it without hurting themselves.  If you are body builder, yeah.  I am not.  : )   The boxes are much easier to pickup at the curb if they are contained.  And they don’t tend to blow all over the place.   
The calendar that we use to set up our holiday schedule can be found on the Henderson County website for Solid waste.  If the holiday falls on Friday or the weekend is DOES NOT affect the weekly pickup schedule.  If the holiday affects office closure it will also be noted on this calendar.  If a holiday is not on the calendar we are on regular schedule. 
If the holiday falls on or before your pick up day we will pick you up one day late.  If it falls after your pick up day it will not affect you.  If the holiday is not listed that means we are running the trucks on normal schedule.  This calandar is different from a standard calandar.  It is the one the Solid Waste facility uses.  If they are closed we are closed unless we express an exception.  Please call the office if you have any questions on this calendar of events that will affect your pick up.  These are the known scheduled event.  Weather and any other unforseen events are not listed. 
Our Policy has been updated.  Please become familiar.
Did you know that shredded paper is no longer recyclable in single stream.  You can take it to special hard to recycle event held by the county.  You can also use it as a soil mixture in your flower/garden beds.  This is a great attractant to beneficial worms.  If it is presented at the curb we have to throw it away.
The only thing received at the office is Aluminum Drink cans. Cardboard may be dropped off if neccessary otherwise we will pick it all up at the curb on your recycling day.
We have the ability to take Debit/Credit cards over the phone and in person. There is a 4% convenience fee that will be added to any of your debit/credit card transactions for trash service.
Special note December 26, 2023 We will be on holiday schedule the week of 25-29 December 2023 Our Monday (Purple) clients will not be getting their recycling picked up.  You will have to hold it until the next purple recycling week.  The Transfer Station is closed Monday and Tuesday and we cannot pickup all the trash with just two trucks, so we will use the recycling truck to pick up trash that day only.  I tried my best to talk the landfill out of closing for two weekdays for the holidays to no avail.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Your recycling should be able to be held as it is clean and dry or you could opt to take it to the convenience center at the landfill,  if you cannot keep it.   I hope this is enough advance notice. Rate increase will take effect 1 Jan 2024 for all Residential and Commercial Customers
2023 Holiday Schedule 1-2-2023  Monday  New Year’s Day All one day late 1-16-2023  MLK Day All one day late 5-29-2023 Memorial Day All one day late 7-4-2023 Tuesday Only Tue - Thur clients will be one day late 9-4-2023 Labor Day All one day late 11-23-2023 Thanksgiving Only Thursday clients will be one day late 12-25-2023 All clients one day late (*see special note below for the purple Monday clients only for recycling and only for that one day)
We no longer service Transylvania County.