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Buncombe County Landfill

85 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701
(828) 250-5462

Hours of Operation
Mon. - Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



Buncombe County
Transfer Station

190 Hominy Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 250-6205

Hours of Operation
Mon. - Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Help Keep Montreat
Clean and Green!

Sanitation Services

2017-2018 Sanitation Calendars are here!!

The 2017-2018 Sanitation Calendars will be mailed out the week of June 26th and can be accessed at the following link.


Expanded Program for Disposal of Trash and Recyclables

The Board has approved the following changes to the Town of Montreat's Sanitation Services:

On May 30th, the Town of Montreat will begin a new, expanded program for disposing of trash and recyclables. Because the trash compactor site located behind the Town Services Building will be closing to the public, the Town will be accepting the specially printed green trash bags and the specially printed blue recycling bags. For your convenience, Town Staff will be distributing one of each bag to each household, free of charge beginning the week of June 6th. Additional trash bags and recycling bags can be purchased at the Town Services Building which is located at 96 Rainbow Terrace in Black Mountain. This building can be found on the right just before the Montreat gate. A box of five bags is $5.00.

The new program is quite simple. Should you, or someone staying at your home, need to dispose of small amounts of kitchen or household trash or recyclables outside of the regular pickup schedule, the filled pre-printed bags can be dropped off at the Town Services Building between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. ONLY the special pre-printed bags will be accepted by the Town for disposal at the Town Services Building. A special collection area has been built to accommodate the bags. Just ask any Town employee for instructions on where to place the bags. Out of courtesy, please do not leave the bags in the parking lot, outside the building or along the fence. NC General Statute 14-399 regulating littering and illegal dumping will be enforced.

The weekly curbside pickup schedule WILL NOT change, and you WILL NOT need to purchase the special bags if you use our curbside or backdoor service.

We hope that you find this new program a safer and more effective method of disposing of extra kitchen garbage and recyclables that often accumulate during the week. The new system will help to reduce the illegal dumping and to resolve safety issues and concerns at the compactor site.

Should you have questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (828)669-8002.


Fluorescent Light Bulb Program Has Ended

Effective December 12, 2015 fluorescent light bulbs will no longer be accepted at participating fire departments. The Buncombe County Landfill is permitted to accept fluorescent bulbs with regular waste, you may include them with your trash. For those wishing to recycle fluorescent light bulbs the following options exist. Lowes and Home Depot will accept small screw-in type bulbs but not the tube type. Fluorescent bulbs may be recycled at the landfill only during Household Hazardous Waste days, the landfill is located at:

81 Panther Branch Rd
Alexander, NC 28701

Please check Buncombe County Government for times and cost.



Click here to view or print the comprehensive 2016-2017 Sanitation Collection Schedule.

Garbage Rules and Tips
  • Place all garbage in water-tight containers with handles and secure lids.
  • Mark all containers with house number.
  • Containers may not be larger than 40-gallon capacity, and not to exceed 50 lbs. in weight when full.
  • All containers must be at curbside by 8:00 a.m. and removed by the next morning.
  • Use bear-proof containers for any garbage left out overnight.
  • “Back Door” collection is available at an additional cost.  Approval is needed to place containers in public rights-of-way.
  • No construction or building materials, tires, or hazardous waste of any kind will be collected.
  • Residents may also use the dumpster facility behind the Town Services Office for trash and recycling disposal.  Facility hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Recyclables are collected at curbside on the same day as household garbage.
  • Use clear or transparent “blue bags” found at any area supermarket, Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club.
  • Remove all caps/lids and rinse containers.  Place lids and caps in the recycling bag.
  • No sorting needed!  Household glass, plastic items numbered with Recycling Symbols #1 through #7, metal food cans, cereal boxes, juice containers, newspapers, phone books and mixed paper can all be placed in the same bag.
  • Flatten and bundle all corrugated cardboard separately.
Bagged Leaf and Yard Waste Collection
  • Cut limbs to 6-foot lengths, not more than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Limit brush piles to 3 cubic yards in size (about the size of a small pickup truck load).
  • Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags.
  • The Town will NOT collect brush or leaves deposited by private contractors, landscapers or tree removal companies.
Bulk Items and White Goods
  • Collection is scheduled in early July and late October of each year (see schedule link for specific dates).
  • Acceptable items include furniture, appliances, mattresses, box springs, carpet, rugs, toys, air conditioners, and water heaters.
  • Mattresses and box springs carry a $5 per-item disposal fee. All other items are collected free of charge on designated collection days. 
Special Collection Services Available
  • Residents can arrange for additional leaf, yard waste or bulk item collection  on unscheduled days.  The minimum fee is $25 and increases based on the amount, size or type of items to be collected.
P. O. Box 423 | Montreat, NC 28757 | P: 828.669.8002 | F: 828.669.3810