Recycling is one of the best ways to lower your carbon footprint while reducing your waste stream significantly. Not only do you reduce your waste stream, but goods made from recycled products require less water, energy and pollution to produce. For example, producing recycled paper causes 74 percent less air pollution and 35 percent less water pollution than producing virgin paper. One ton of virgin paper uses 24 trees. By choosing to recycle and buy recycled you can reduce the waste stream further down the line, reduce your carbon footprint and save natural resources.
Recycling Update: The Henderson County 4-H Club will be accepting old and broken strands of Christmas lights again this year for recycling. Discarded lights can be taken to the Cooperative Extension office in Jackson Park, Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. Learn more about the project here. For more information on this project, please contact Denise Sherrill, 4-H Leader, by calling the Cooperative Extension office at (828) 697-4891.
Are you curious about what your recyclables are made into? Ever wondered what happens after you put them in the bin? Check out this video to see how recyclables are sorted and made into new items.
The County operates a drop-off center for recycling, located on Convenience Center Drive, just north of Hendersonville off Stoney Mountain Road.
The Solid Waste Division coordinates a recycling bin loan program for special events through Environmental Programs. Please click here for the Event Bin Loan Program form.
If you live in the City of Hendersonville, you receive curbside pickup of your recyclables from the City of Hendersonville. More information about service can be obtained by contacting the City of Hendersonville.
If you live in the Town of Fletcher, you receive curbside pickup of your recyclables from Curbside Management in Woodfin, NC. More information about service can be obtained by contacting the Town of Fletcher.
If you live in the Town of Laurel Park, you receive curbside pickup of your recyclables through blue bag service from GDS. More information about service can be obtained by contacting the Town of Laurel Park.
If you live in unincorporated Henderson County, you may either take your recyclables to the Henderson County Convenience Center or hire a hauler that offers recycling as part of their service.
Click here to download Henderson County's recycling guidelines.
|CAN RECYCLE||CANNOT RECYCLE||MUST BE|
|Aluminum cans, pie plates||Aluminum Siding, doors or furniture, plastic bags, used aluminum foil||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
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 stay on containers after bring rinsed.
|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|
"Hard to Recycle " Items
To search for other local or regional facilities that accept "hard to recycle items," check out Earth911 and use the search function to locate the nearest place to take your item(s). We are currently researching drop-off or take-back programs for items we do not normally recycle at the Convenience Center.