Category: Public Works

When are recyclables collected?

Recyclables will be collected every week on your regular scheduled trash day by Curbside Management, Inc. The recycling services are paid for, in part, by a charge on your monthly water bill. If you have questions or concerns with Curbside Management, please call them directly at (828) 252-2532.

Am I required to separate recyclable materials from trash?

Yes. It is unlawful and a violation of North Carolina State Law, the Buncombe County Solid Waste Ordinance, and the Weaverville Code of Ordinances to dispose of recyclable materials in the county landfill.

What is recyclable?

Metal cans, empty aerosol cans, all plastic bottles, jugs, and containers #1-7 (including yogurt & margarine containers), glass bottles & jars (green, brown, clear), pie tins & aluminum food trays, corrugated cardboard (please flatten), newspaper and inserts, mixed paper (brown paper grocery bags, catalogs, cereal boxes, construction paper, paper egg cartons, envelopes, glossy paper, junk mail, magazines, office paper, paper back books, phone books, post-it-notes, shredded paper, soda or beer cartons, toilet & paper towel rolls, TV guides).

How do I prepare my recyclables for collection?

  1. Remove caps and rinse all containers. You may flatten containers to save space in your blue bags. Flatten or collapse all of your cardboard. Stack your newspaper.
  2. Place recyclables in blue bags, which may be purchased from most grocery stores. Do not place cardboard and newspapers in blue bags. You do not need to separate the other materials placed in your blue Bags. Incorrect or improperly prepared materials will not be collected.
  3. Set your blue bags by the street curb by 8:00am on your collection day or no earlier than the night before your scheduled collection day. A maximum of four (4) bags per household will be collected per week. If you have more, you may wish to wait till the next week or take the material to the recycling center at the Buncombe County landfill.
  4. Place your newspaper and your flattened cardboard on the ground secured beneath your blue bags.

What is the Town’s garbage collection schedule?

The Town of Weaverville collects trash once per week. The Town is divided into three collection areas. Collection begins on Monday and ends on Wednesday. Call the Public Works Department  (828) 645-0606 with your street address to determine your schedule.

Please click here on the Garbage Collection Schedule for more information regarding holiday garbage collection.

How do I report a water problem?

If you are a Weaverville water system customer and you are experiencing water problems (including reporting a smell, taste or similar issue), please contact Kara Shea at Public Works by calling (828) 645-0606. You may also call this number after hours and follow the instructions to page the person on call.


How should I place my garbage out for collection?

The Town collects garbage at residences once per week. You are limited to 6 bags or 6 cans per week. Bags must not weigh more than 25 pounds each and cans are limited to 32 gallon capacity and 50 pound weight. If you live in an area where animals could get into your trash, bags are prohibited. The cans must have tight fitting lids in order to reduce insect and animal problems. Bags or cans must be placed at curbside by 8:00am on your collection day. Please do not put trash out earlier than the night before collection and remove your trash containers from the curb promptly after collection.

When will my garbage be collected if my regular collection date is a holiday?

In the event that your trash collection day falls on a holiday, trash will be collected on the following Thursday unless Thursday is also a holiday, in which case trash will be collected on the following Friday. Please see the following holiday waste collection schedule:

New Years Day:  Monday, January 1, 2018 route will be collected Thrusday, January 4, 2018.

Martin Luther King Day:  Monday, January 15, 2018 route will be collected on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Memorial Day:  Monday, May 28, 2018  route will be collected on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Independence Day:  Wednesday, July, 2018 route will be collected on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2018 route will be collected on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Christmas – Monday, December 24, 2018 route will be collected on Thursday, December 27, 2018;  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 route will be collected on Friday, December 28, 2018.

Are garbage collection rules different for businesses?

Like households, businesses are limited to 6 cans or bags of trash per week. If your business generates more than this amount, you must contract with a private hauler for your garbage service.

What if my garbage collection is missed due to ice or snow?

In the event that your trash cannot be collected due to snow or ice, Monday’s and Tuesday’s trash will be collected on the following Thursday (weather permitting) and Wednesday’ trash will be collected on the following Friday (weather permitting). If the weather prohibits collection on Thursday or Friday, trash will be collected on the regular schedule the following week.