Not to be outdone by the award-winning Asheville recycling program, the City has made recycling in Hendersonville even easier.  As of July 4, 2011, the City has begun picking up recycling bins on the same day as the regular trash collection for Hendersonville residents.  If you are unsure as to what can be placed in your blue recycling bin for pickup, here is a list you can use:

  • Recycling in HendersonvilleAluminum, Steel and Tin Products (clean pie plates, rinsed out soda cans, clean foil, etc)
  • Aerosol Cans (completely empty and without the plastic cap)
  • Books (paperbacks)
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Cartons (soda and beer)
  • Corrugated Cardboard (flattened, no bigger than 4’x3’x12″ stacks)
  • Egg Cartons
  • Envelopes (paper, manila and window)
  • Frozen Food Boxes (white inside)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (brown, green and clear only)
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs, TV Guides and Phone Books
  • Plastic Bottles (no lids, deli containers or plastic tubs allowed)
  • Paper (office paper, construction paper, junk mail, post it notes and wrapping paper).  Shredded paper is accepted as long as it is placed in a paper bag and closed on top.
  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls

There are several items that are no longer allowed to be collected in your regular Hendersonville household trash bins because they have been banned from our landfills.  These items must be recycled:

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Bottles From ABC Permitted Businesses
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Oil Filters
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Used Tires
  • White Goods or Appliances
  • Wooden Pallets
  • Yard Trash (lawn clippings, shrub trimmings, etc)

Yard waste from your Hendersonville yard can be placed in an open container and set out for collection with your regular trash.  Do not bag it up and do not mix it in with your regular trash.  It is collected and ground into mulch to distribute to Hendersonville residents at a later time for free.  If you have old appliances that need to be picked up, contact the City of Hendersonville and let them know that you will be leaving them at your curbside for pickup.  Make sure to remove the doors from refrigerators and freezers for safety.

Used tires can be placed at curbside for pickup as long as they aren’t set on a rim.  They can also be brought to the Henderson County Transfer Station (828-697-4505) during normal business hours.  The transfer station will also accept lead acid batteries.  But, it’s best to return the battery to the store you bought it from.  Rechargeable batteries can also be taken to the transfer station.  Regular batteries (AAA, AA, C and D) can be thrown out with your regular household waste.

We live in a beautiful area of the country and we want to do everything we can to keep it that way.  By making it easy to recycle in Hendersonville, we are doing our part to help keep this place beautiful for our children and our children’s children.

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist