Sanitation and Recycling
Direct Line (828) 654-9208
21 Howard Gap Road
Steve Morgan, Director
The Public Works Department provides curbside garbage collection to all Town residents. Routes are scheduled Tuesdays – Fridays. Call Town Hall to find out the schedule for your area. Commercial garbage collection is not provided by the Town.
Garbage collection is for household waste only. Garbage must be bagged, the bag secured to prevent spillage of its contents, and placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. No loose items will be picked up. Each household is assigned a 92 gallon trash cart by the town at no cost to the resident. Please call Public Works if your household does not have a cart. Arrangements for special back door pickup service for citizens who require assistance is available upon request.
The following items are NOT picked up:
- Loose garbage in trash receptacle, anything not bagged
- Liquids, cooling oil, wet paint, etc.
- Cat litter, if separated from regular household waste
- Bedding or furniture
- Appliances (separate white goods collection is provided)
- Car batteries, motor oil, tires, etc.
- Gas tanks
- Grass clippings
- Leaves (separate collection is provided on a seasonal basis)
- Brush (separate collection service is provided)
- Briars, weeds, vines, stumps, roots, etc.
- Materials resulting from clearing land
- Building materials
- Flammable materials
- Hazardous, pathological, or medical waste; sharps
- Corrugated Cardboard
Did you know???
Town crews collected 1,880.07 tons of garbage during the 2014 -2015 fiscal year.
21 Howard Gap Road
Steve Morgan, Director
The Town of Fletcher provides curbside recycling to all Town residents. This is a contracted service with Curbside Management of Asheville. This recycling program provides our residents the easiest and most efficient way to recycle.
The Town provides each household their first blue and green recycling bins at no charge. Additional bins are available at Town Hall. Please DO NOT USE BAGS FOR EXTRA RECYCLING. We ask that you prepare your recyclables following the guidelines outlined below, place plastic, glass, metal, in the green bin and place mixed paper and newspaper in the blue bin. Please flatten all cardboard and place under bins. Bins should be out at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on pickup day. This is a very easy program and can deliver great benefits if we all participate.
Click Here for the Recycling Brochure
Items Which Can Be Recycled:
Plastic: All plastic bottles and jugs: The mouth must be smaller than the base and all items with a #1-7 on the bottom. (exception: black microwaveable trays and Styrofoam)
Glass Bottles / Jars: Rinse glass containers, remove lids and rings, and place in green bin.
(Brown, Green and Clear)
Metal Cans: Aluminum, steel food & beverage cans and aerosol cans. Containers should be rinsed out and placed in green bin.
Cardboard: Must be flattened and placed under bins at the curb. This is corrugated cardboard only. Maximum size of 4’x3’x1′ stack.
Mixed Paper & Newspaper: Brown Paper Grocery Bags, catalogs, cereal boxes, christmas cards, construction paper, paper egg cartons, envelopes, frozen food boxes, glossy paper, junk mail, magazines, manila envelopes with clasp, office paper, paperback books, Post-it notes, shredded paper, soda & beer cartons, toilet & paper towel rolls, TV guides, wrapping paper.
What is NOT Recyclable?
plastic bags, aluminum foil, paint cans, motor oil, antifreeze and pesticide bottles, plastic wrap, symbol, light bulbs, dishes or cookware, drinking glasses, broken windows or mirror glass, baby diapers, carbon copy paper, dog food bags, hardcover books, black frozen food containers, paper towels, spiral bound notebooks, wax paper, nursery plant containers.
Prepare your recyclables properly by removing all caps, rinsing cans and bottles, flattening cardboard and only including listed items. Incorrect or improperly prepared materials will be left in your bins.
Set your bins curbside by 7:00 am on your recycling day. Place a few feet away from your trash to avoid confusion.
If your recycling is not picked up or you have additional questions, please call Curbside Management Inc. at 252-2532.