Public Works

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will the Town pickup discarded furniture and other large items?
  • Discarded furniture, carpet, and other large items and household junk are picked up with your trash. Place these at curbside on your regular collection day. Some items are not collected by the Town as noted below.

  • Will the Town pickup 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

  • 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.

  • I'm disabled and can't carry my garbage can to the curb? What can I do?
  • Contact Town Hall staff at 828-645-7116. 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.  You will need to fill out the attached form. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What materials are recyclable?
    • Metal Cans
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • All plastic bottles, jugs, and containers #1-7 (including yogurt & margarine containers)
    • Glass bottles & jars (green, brown, clear)
    • Pie tins & aluminum food trays
    • Corrugated cardboard (please flatten)
    • Newspaper and inserts
    • Mixed paper (brown paper grocery bags, catalogs, cereal boxes, construction paper, paper egg cartons, envelopes, glossy paper, junk mail, magazines, office paper, paper back books, phone books, post-it-notes, shredded paper, soda or beer cartons, toilet & paper towel rolls, TV guides)
  • Am I required to seperate recyclable materials from my trash?
  • Yes. It is unlawful and a violation of North Carolina State Law, the Buncombe County Solid Waste Ordinance, and the Weaverville Town Code to dispose of recyclable materials in the county landfill.

  • 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.

  • 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.  The 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.