Solid Waste and Environmental Programs 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
Essential Departmental Functions: The Solid Waste Division provides the County with a Transfer Station for waste disposal and tire disposal, and a Convenience Center for recyclable materials, electronics, white goods (used appliances and metals), and wood waste. 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.
12/23/2014: Citizens are encouraged to recycle holiday items this year at various events and locations across the County. Click here for a detailed flyer on how to properly recycle Christmas trees, greenery, wreaths, cards, nonworking Christmas lights, plastics, glass, batteries, and other items. Happy Holidays from Henderson County Solid Waste and Environmental Programs!
12/15/2014: The Henderson County 4-H Club will be accepting old and broken strands of Christmas lights again this year for recycling. Discarded lights can be taken to the Cooperative Extension office in Jackson Park, Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm. Learn more about the project here. For more information on this project, please contact Denise Sherrill, 4-H Leader, by calling the Cooperative Extension office at (828) 697-4891.
11/13/2014: North Carolina Governor McCrory has signed a proclamation to declare Saturday, November 15, 2014 "America Recycles Day" in support of recycling innovations, job creation, natural resource protection, and community beautification. Learn more about this date here. Citizens are encouraged to use the Henderson County Convenience Center facility Monday-Saturday from 8am until 4:30 (please refer to our Convenience Center page for information regarding the bag-for-bag program that enables recycling at this facility free to citizens).
9/18/2014: Henderson County Solid Waste is now accepting clean loads of asphalt shingles from residential homes at the Transfer Station, Monday through Saturday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Clean loads from residences are eligible to utilize a reduced scale fee of $35.00. All loads must be accompanied by a Shingle Supplier Certification Form. Click here for more information on this new program. Click here to download the brochure with more details on acceptable loads.