Solid Waste Division
Transfer Station: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday (Hand unloaders must be done by 4:00pm; Hydraulic dump vehicles can unload from 8am until 4:30pm)
Convenience Center: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday
Office: 8:00 - 5:00 / Monday - Friday
Facilities are closed on holidays as indicated in schedule.
Essential Departmental Functions: The Solid Waste Division provides the County with a Transfer Station for waste disposal, tire disposal, construction debris, and wood waste. The Convenience Center provides recycling of household materials (paper, plastic, aluminum, glass), certain electronics, mercury products, and white goods (used appliances and metals). The Department is responsible for waste reduction, recycling, and disposing of solid waste in order to protect the public's health, safety and welfare.
The Solid Waste Division also coordinates a recycling bin loan program for special events through Environmental Programs. Please click here for information or to download a request form. Call (828) 694-6524 for more information.
Please see the Henderson County Solid Waste Ordinance for information on Henderson County Solid Waste rules and regulations. Please also see the Solid Waste Management Plan for information on operations.
For North Carolina's rules and laws on Solid Waste Management, please visit the NC Division of Waste Management's website.
November 20, 2015: The Transfer Station and Convenience Center, both located on Stoney Mountain Road, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 for Thanksgiving Day, and will re-open with regular hours Nov. 27. Other Henderson County offices will be closed Nov. 26-27, 2015.
November 9, 2015: Henderson County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center will also be closed. Facilities and offices will re-open on Thursday at regularly scheduled times. The Solid Waste holiday schedule can be found online.
November 2, 2015: Join Henderson County Environmental Programs, Solid Waste, and Parks & Recreation on Friday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Dec. 4 for two fall compost events! From 9am until 6pm at Jackson Park, we will be collecting fall organics- pumpkins, squash, gourds, and cornstalks- to be composted by Danny's Dumpster. A canned food drive will also take place during the compost collection to benefit Manna FoodBank. View the poster here. Get more information here.
October 28, 2015: Attention Henderson County Recyclers- please be sure that you never put medical needles of any kind in with your household recycling! These items can be safely recycled by citizens by following these easy steps:
1) used needles can be placed inside an empty rigid plastic container, like a milk jug or detergent container
2) replace the cap on the container, tape over securely
3) label the container to name the contents with a permanent marker
4) bring to the Convenience Center and find an attendant to safely recycle these items
Call Environmental Programs for additional information at (828) 694-6524. Thank you!
October 14, 2015: Please be sure that ALL used household batteries, including alkaline, coin, dry cell, lead acid, nickel-based, and lithium brought to the Convenience Center for recycling have the terminals taped over (using duct, electrical, or scotch tape). This is extremely important in lowering the risk for unintended fires. Leaky household batteries should be placed in a sealed, ziploc bag and can still be recycled at the Convenience Center.
The FY 16 Budget was approved by the Board of Commissioners on June 2, 2015. Click here to view the adopted Budget Ordinance. Click here to view the FY 16 Solid Waste Fee Schedule, effective July 1, 2015, as several fee items have changed.
NOTICE: Beginning July 1, 2015, TVs and monitors will NO LONGER be accepted at the Convenience Center. These items must be taken across the scales at the Transfer Station and incur a $10 per item fee. All other electronics can still be taken to the Convenience Center for no charge. For a list of approved recyclable electronics, visit our website. Thank you for your understanding.