Beginning September 28, 2020 the Town of Black Mountain will begin in house Sanitation collection. Please review the following UPDATES to confirm all changes as well as the revised recycling/refuse collection CALENDAR to confirm your new collection day.
Refuse & Recycling
Residents should refer to the Refuse/Recycling Collection Calendar to determine their trash and recycling pickup day. Refuse and Recycling must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. All trash must be bagged for pick up. Do not place any items at the curb before 5 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled pickup date. Failure to comply with the set out time will result in missed pick up. Each week a maximum of 6 bags or 2 cans of trash will be collected. Please refer to the Sanitation and Recycling brochures for disposal guidelines. Residents should contact Public Works Senior Administrative Assistant, Tausha Millwood at 828-419-9300 ext. 2 for questions or concerns regarding sanitation and recycling pick up or to schedule a white goods, yard waste (brush) or bulk item pick up. Business establishments are limited to 8- 30 gallon cans or the equivalent of trash and recycling, including broken down cardboard.
Items included but not limited to: items of furniture, chairs, tables, couches, mattresses & box springs, dressers, etc. will be collected on Friday by request only. Each residence may schedule a bulky item pick up once per month at no cost. Any residence requiring more than 1 bulky item pick up each month will be charged $25 per item. This fee must be paid prior to collection. Bulky items shall not be placed at the curb prior to 5:00 pm on Thursday. The town will not provide collection of bulky items from any residence or business establishment that has a dumpster. The disposal of bulky items resulting from the eviction or departure of tenants at any rental property shall be the responsibility of the landlord of each location. Residents should call 828-419-9300 option 2 or schedule a pick up on line no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday. Bulky items are collected on Friday.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
As of December 12, 2015, fluorescent light bulbs are no longer accepted at Fire Departments. The Buncombe County Landfill is permitted to accept fluorescent bulbs with regular waste, so you may place them in your garbage. For those wishing to recycle them, the following options exist:
- Lowes and Home Depot will accept some fluorescent light bulbs
- Fluorescent bulbs may be voluntarily recycled at the landfill on Household Hazardous Waste Days. Some fees may apply.
For additional information regarding disposal of non-acceptable refuse, call the Buncombe County Landfill at 828-250-5460.
Brush and yard waste will be picked up by request only. Once you have the debris/bags at the curb you may use our online form to schedule your brush/yard waste pick up or you may call the office to arrange a pick up by dialing 828-419-9300 ext. 2.
Brush cannot exceed 6 feet long by 3 inches in diameter. Each week a maximum of 4 cubic yds (pile approx. 6 ft long x 4 ft wide by 4 ft high) can be collected. Please do not put more than the maximum out each week in order to prevent unsightly brush piles along the road. Leaves and small debris must be bagged or placed into a container.
Whole Trees/ Stumps/ Lot Clearing
At no time shall the Town be responsible for the collection of yard waste produced from lot clearing or tree removal, nor any dirt, rocks, tree stumps or roots. These items must be picked up and disposed of privately.
Items are picked up on Friday by request ony. You may use our online form to schedule your white goods/appliance pick up or you may call our office to arrange pickup by dialing 828-419-9300 ext. 2 anytime during the week before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Requests and calls received after 4:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the following week. Any residence scheduling a collection of a TV will now be charged $10. This fee must be paid prior to collection. This fee is based on the landfill’s fee schedule and is subject to change.
Acceptable items include:
- Washers & Dryers
- Water Heaters
- Automobile fluids/parts/tires
- Lawn Mowers
- Building Materials/commodes/sinks
- Hazardous Waste:
- Chemical liquids
- Infections materials
- Liquid paint
- Landscape timbers
- Limbs greater than three inches in diameter and/or six feet long
- Quantities of limbs, branches or other trimmings exceeding eight cubic yards
- Whole trees/tree stumps, brush or waste resulting from lot clearing or whole tree removal
Please note: Building materials and waste from lot clearing, landscaping and remodeling must be collected, removed and disposed of by the property owner or private contractor or builder.
Bulk Items (mattresses, couches, furniture, etc) are picked up on your regular garbage collection day. Generally, you do not have to call to schedule a pick up unless your street is serviced by a smaller truck. If you are unsure whether or not an item can be picked up or needs to be scheduled please call our office at 828-419-9300 ext. 2