Sanitation and Recycling
Direct Line (828) 654-9208
21 Howard Gap Road
Jabbo Pressley, Director
The Public Works Department provides curbside garbage collection to all Town residents. Routes are scheduled Tuesdays – Fridays. Call Town Hall at 828-687-3985 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 cart, 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
Jabbo Pressley, 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 with the easiest and most efficient way to recycle.
The Town provides each household a 95 gallon blue recycling cart at no charge. Please prepare your recyclables following these guidelines: do not sort your items just place all recycling items directly into the cart; do not place anything inside a bag; empty all bottles, jars, cans, etc. but labels may remain on; flatten all corrugated cardboard and place under or beside your recycling cart; roll your cart to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled recycling day. This is a very easy program and can deliver great benefits if we all participate.
Items Which Can Be Recycled:
Plastic: Bottles, jugs, tubs, and jars used for food, beverages, or personal care, plus household containers. Basically, the plastic item will have a number 1-7 on the bottom of it. No lids should be on these items. However, any plastic caps should be screwed on. EXCEPTIONS: No black microwaveable trays, Styrofoam, or plastic grocery bags are accepted.
Glass Bottles / Jars: Rinse glass containers, remove lids and rings.
(Brown, Green and Clear)
Metal Cans: Aluminum, steel, tin, plus beverage cans.
Cardboard: Corrugated cardboard must be flattened and placed under or beside your cart.
Mixed Paper & Newspaper: Brown paper grocery bags, catalogs, cereal boxes (remove the plastic liner bag inside), greeting cards, construction paper, egg cartons made from cardboard, envelopes, frozen food boxes, glossy paper, junk mail, magazines, manila envelopes with clasps, newspapers and inserts, office-type papers, paperback books, paper towel rolls, Post-it notes, soda/beer cartons, toilet paper rolls.
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.