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Solid Waste Division - Convenience Center operations

Bag for Bag Program | Frequently-Asked Questions | Recycling Brochure | HHW/Electronics

Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday
Telephone: (828) 698-4451
Closed Holidays

Located at Convenience Center Drive off of Stoney Mountain Road.

All solid waste and recyclables being transported shall be encased by a tarpaulin, camper cover, metal cover, rigid cover, plastic or suitable material secured to prevent leakage or blowing of materials from the vehicle. This includes adequate coverage for bagged garbage. Please bag all solid waste. Loose waste results in more litter both on site and the surrounding areas.  You will not be admitted into the Convenience Center if your solid waste and recycling is not secure.

Center accepts the following items:

Household trash: If accompanied with recycling - (one bag of recyclable materials for one bag of household trash) otherwise, household trash needs to be taken to the Transfer Facility for disposal.


Recycling:

Center does not accept the following items (the Transfer Facility does accept these items):

 

Convenience Center Bag for Bag program

You may also click here to download Henderson County's recycling guidelines.

CAN recycle CAN'T recycle MUST BE
Aluminum cans, pie plates Aluminum Siding, doors or furniture, plastic bags Rinsed, clean of food
Steel cans Paint cans, plastic bags Rinsed
Newspaper, white paper, colored paper, junk mail, magazines, shredded paper, phone books, notebook paper, cereal boxes and other paper board Any paper that is contaminated by food or oil, Styrofoam of any kind, plastic bags Clean and dry
All glass bottles and jars

Drink glasses, glass from window panes

Rinsed

All plastic containers. This includes shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, milk jugs, soda bottles, butter tubs and yogurt containers and plastic to-go and deli containers and peanut butter jars. Lids/caps can be recycled.

Motor oil containers, plastic bags, hard plastic cups, black microwavable plastic trays, plastic buckets, plastic flower pots, plastic wrap, plastic film, Styrofoam / polystyrene egg cartons Rinsed
Gable top containers and cartons, such as milk and juice containers. Wax coated gable top containers Rinsed
Corrugated cardboard Cardboard that is wet or dirty, pizza boxes Flattened and broken down, free of food contamination

Convenience Center Frequently Asked Questions

Q: The entrance does not appear to be safe when leaving the facility turning left towards downtown Hendersonville?
A: The site distance at the entrance/exit of the convenience center does meet NC DOT standards for a 45 MPH speed limit stretch of roadway. However, the county sent a request to NC DOT to change the speed limit for the entire length of stoney mountain road to be posted at 35 mph. The county will continue to monitor the entrance/exit even once the speed limit is reduced.


Q: Why did the county put the yellow railings in front of each household trash receptacle and each recycle box?
A: The county is required to put the goal of safety over that of convenience. However, we are monitoring the operations at the new center and making adjustments. To maintain safety but adjust to the new center, we are looking at a couple of changes to operations. First, we are going to incorporate a “chute” onto the railing to make access to the openings easy until we can purchase open top containers with a removable top. The removable top will allow us to cover the material when the container is not in use and during the night. We have waited on purchasing this year's replacement containers to adjust to the new facility. We hope to have the chutes installed as soon as possible and purchase the new containers over the next couple of months. We will be making equipment change during this budget year to accommodate these adjustments.


Q: Why are the containers arranged like they are at the convenience center?
A: A plastics, cans, jars and jugs container, a mixed paper container and a cardboard container are grouped together for ease of recycling to the customer. There are three groups of recycle containers.


Q: Why are the household trash receptacles not grouped with the each set of recycle containers?
A: The reason for the household trash receptacles being located at the entrance to the recycle center is so that staff can educate all citizens on the procedure of bag for bag program.


Q: When will the county be accepting Household Hazardous Waste?
A: The county has monthly events throughout the summer months of each year. Please see the HHW page for items accepted.