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Solid Waste Division


Transfer Station: Monday – Saturday

Hand Un-loaders: 8:00 – 4:00 (Hand unloaders must be done by 4:30 pm)

Hydraulic type dump vehicles: 8:00 – 4:30

Convenience Center: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Saturday

Office: 8:00 - 4:30 / Monday - Friday

2016-2017 Holiday Schedule

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 to download a request form. Call (828) 694-6524 for more information or for assistance in implementing waste diversion for your special event.

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.

*IMPORTANT: The Henderson County Solid Waste facilities operate under a permit issued by NC DEQ. The Transfer Station and Convenience Center are not regional facilities; therefore, we cannot accept waste generated outside of Henderson County. If the waste brought to our facilities was not generated in Henderson County, your load will be refused. This also includes household waste brought to the bag-for-bag program at the Convenience Center.

For North Carolina's rules and laws on Solid Waste Management, please visit the NC Division of Waste Management's website.



4/13/2017: All Henderson County offices will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of Good Friday. Solid Waste facilities, including the Transfer Station and Convenience Center, will be closed on Friday, 4/14/17, but will be open during regular hours on Saturday, 4/15/17 from 8:00am until 4:30pm.


* The Henderson County Board of Commissioners have declared April 15-29, 2017 as the time for "Spring Litter Sweep". Citizens, schools, community groups, homeowners associations, and staff are encouraged to participate and help keep our community litter free. Read the full resolution here. Sign up as an individual or group through the NC DOT Office of Beautification here; supplies and instructions are available at this site as well. Thank you for volunteering to make Henderson County a litter-free community!