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Solid Waste Division

Transfer Station: 8:00 - 4:00 / Monday - Saturday (4 - 4:30: Hydraulic type dump vehicles only.)
Convenience Center: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday
Office: 8:00 - 5:00 / Monday - Friday
Closed Holidays

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.


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July 4, 2015: The Transfer Station and Convenience Center will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All facilities will be open on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6 from 8:00am until 4:30pm. Thank you and a have a safe holiday.

June 2, 2015: 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.

5/25/2015: All Henderson County offices and Solid Waste facilities will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center will be open on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 8am until 4:30pm.

5/13/2015: NEW! Liquid latex and acrylic paint can be recycled on the 3rd Tuesday monthly at the Transfer Station from 8am until 2pm. All paint is subject to a $2/ gallon container recycling fee; please do not combine oil-based paints. Click here for detailed information. Households only, no business or commercial quantities will be accepted.

Household Hazardous Waste collection events are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday May-September from 8am until noon at the Convenience Center. Print an electronic form and inventory your items at home. Residents are asked to self unload their own vehicles. All event details can be found here. Residents only, no business or commercial quantities will be accepted.

4/17/2015:  Spring Litter Sweep is here! The NC DOT and Henderson County Recycles are sponsoring this year's Litter Sweep across the county from April 18 - May 2. All participants should register here. You can sign up as a team or as an individual and help pick up litter on any state maintained road or adopted highway. Find more information about this annual event here. Call 828-694-7971 to schedule a supply pick-up after you've registered. Thanks for keeping Henderson County litter free!

3/20/2015:  The Henderson County Convenience Center now accepts mercury products for recycling. This free program is for use by county residents only. Fluorescent bulbs and other mercury products can be recycled Monday-Friday ONLY from 8am until 4:30pm. To learn more, visit There you can fill out a required collection form, view the brochure, and find out about safety info. Thank you for recycling!


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