Solid Waste Division
Transfer Station: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday (Hand unloaders must be done by 4:00pm; Hydraulic dump vehicles can unload from 8am until 4:30pm)
Convenience Center: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday
Office: 8:00 - 5:00 / Monday - Friday
Facilities are closed on holidays as indicated in schedule.
Essential Departmental Functions: The Solid Waste Division provides the County with a Transfer Station for waste disposal, tire disposal, construction debris, and wood waste. The Convenience Center provides recycling of household materials (paper, plastic, aluminum, glass), certain electronics, mercury products, and white goods (used appliances and metals). The Department is responsible for waste reduction, recycling, and disposing of solid waste in order to protect the public's health, safety and welfare.
The Solid Waste Division also coordinates a recycling bin loan program for special events through Environmental Programs. Please click here to download a request form. Call (828) 694-6524 for more information or for assistance in implementing waste diversion for your special event.
Please see the Henderson County Solid Waste Ordinance for information on Henderson County Solid Waste rules and regulations. Please also see the Solid Waste Management Plan for information on operations.
*IMPORTANT: The Henderson County Solid Waste facilities operate under a permit issued by NC DEQ. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center are not regional facilities; therefore, we cannot accept waste generated outside of Henderson County. If the waste brought to our facilities was not generated in Henderson County, your load will be refused. This also includes household waste brought to the bag-for-bag program at the Convenience Center.
For North Carolina's rules and laws on Solid Waste Management, please visit the NC Division of Waste Management's website.
*11/16/2016: All Henderson County offices will be closed Thursday-Friday (November 24-25, 2016) for the Thanksgiving holidays. Office hours and services will resume on Monday, November 28. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center will be closed on Thursday, November 24 but will be open on Friday-Saturday (November 25-26, 2016) during regular hours.
*11/8/2016: All Henderson County offices, including Solid Waste facilities on Stoney Mountain Road, will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day. Office hours and services will resume on Monday, November 14. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center will be open on Saturday, November 12, 2016 during regular hours.
*10/26/2016: The final 2016 household hazardous waste (HHW) and paint collection evens are scheduled for November 1, 2016 from 8:30 am until noon. HHW will take place at the Convenience Center and paint recycling will take place on the Transfer Station side of our facilities. For details on allowable items and associated paint fees and requirements, please visit www.hcrecycles.org.
*8/29/2016: All Henderson County offices, including Solid Waste facilities on Stoney Mountain Road, will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Office hours and service will resume on Tuesday, September 6. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center will be open on Saturday, September 3, 2016 during regular hours.