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.