New Resident Information
Welcome to Black Mountain. Here you will find useful information regarding Sanitation services.
Sanitation services are administered through the Black Mountain Public Works Department. Solid waste collection is provided for all residents living inside the city limits of Black Mountain through payment of property taxes. You are not required to "set up" an account or notify the department of change in ownership. Types of solid waste collection include household garbage, recycling, yard waste and white goods. The Town encourages citizens to participate in the recycling program to control costs and to preserve our natural resources for future generations.
Residential collection of up to 2 residential style garbage cans of any size or 6 bags is provided once per week at curbside. All trash must be bagged. Loose trash inside trash cans will not be collected. Ingles style grocery bags are not an acceptable form of trash bag. Please refer to the Refuse/Recycling Collection Calendar to determine your pick up day. Each household is responsible for providing their own trash and recycling container. Trash should be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Failure to do so may result in a missed pick up.
Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as trash pick up. Please refer to the Refuse/Recycling Collection Calendar to determine your pick up day & week. Each household is responsible for providing their own trash and recycling container. Bins/containers are not required. Recycling may be placed in blue recycling bags and sat out at the curb for pick up. Recycling should be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Failure to do so may result in a missed pick up.
Yard waste is collected by request only. Once you have all your debris to the curb, you can schedule a pick up and collection will generally occur within a week. You may schedule a pick up online or by calling our office at 828-419-9300, option 3. Yard waste is defined as plant material (leaves, grass clippings, tree branches and brush, flowers and shrubbery trimmings) debris commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens. Brush shouldn’t exceed 6 ft in length and 3 inches in diameter. Items larger than this will need to be disposed of privately. Each week a maximum of 4 cubic yards of waste can be collected. Four cubic yards is equivalent to 6 feet long, 4 feet high and 4 feet wide. At no time will the Town be responsible for collection of yard waste produced from lot clearing or tree removal, nor any dirt, rocks, tree stumps or roots. Leaves and small debris should be bagged for pick up (compostable yard waste bags are preferred).
White Goods - appliances, including but not limited to, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, trash compactors, television sets, hot water heaters, and window air conditioners are collected on Fridays by request only. You may schedule a pick up online or by calling our office at 828-419-9300 option 3. All requests must be received by 4:00 pm on Thursday. Any requests received after 4:00 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.
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.
Items Not Accepted
No service will be provided for construction or building materials (i.e. roofing, masonry, lumber), hazardous waste (i.e. poisons, acids, caustics, chemical liquids, wet paints, infectious materials), automobile parts, tires, tree stumps, whole trees, batteries, toilets and sinks.