The Sanitation Division of the Public Works Department collects garbage, including household trash and yard waste, once per week per residence. Solid waste collection is available only for waste generated within the Town limits. The Town is divided into 3 collection areas. Collection begins on Monday and ends on Wednesday. Call the Public Works Department at (828) 645-0606 with your street address to determine your schedule. In order to be collected, the garbage must be curbside by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day. Collection may be affected due to inclement weather so please call Public Works at (828) 645-0606 to verify schedule or if you have questions. You may also visit the Public Works Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.
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:
2023 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
New Years Day: Monday, January 2, 2023 route will be collected on Thursday, January 5, 2023
Martin Luther King: Monday, January 16, 2023 route will be collected on Thursday, January 19, 2023
Memorial Day: Monday, May 29, 2023 route will be collected on Thursday, June 1, 2023
Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 route will be collected Thursday, July 6, 2023
Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2023 route will be collected Thursday, September 7, 2023