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Recycling

The Solid Waste Division coordinates a recycling bin loan program for special events. Please click her for the Event Bin Loan Program form.

 

Recycling is one of the best ways to lower your carbon footprint while reducing your waste stream significantly. Not only do you reduce your waste stream, but goods made from recycled products require less water, energy and pollution to produce. For example, producing recycled paper causes 74 percent less air pollution and 35 percent less water pollution than producing virgin paper. One ton of virgin paper uses 24 trees. By choosing to recycle and buy recycled you can reduce the waste stream further down the line, reduce your carbon footprint and save natural resources.

Are you curious about what your recyclables are made into? Ever wondered what happens after you put them in the bin? Check out this video to see how recyclables are sorted and made into new items.

Currently, the County operates a drop-off center for recycling, located on Convenience Center Drive, just north of Hendersonville off Stoney Mountain Road.

If you live in the City of Hendersonville, you receive curbside pickup of your recyclables from the City of Hendersonville. More information about service can be obtained by contacting the City of Hendersonville.

If you live in the Town of Fletcher, you receive curbside pickup of your recyclables from Curbside Management in Woodfin, NC. More information about service can be obtained by contacting the Town of Fletcher

If you live in the Town of Laurel Park, you receive curbside pickup of your recyclables through blue bag service from GDS. More information about service can be obtained by contacting the Town of Laurel Park.

If you live in unincorporated Henderson County, you may either take your recyclables to the Henderson County Convenience Center or hire a hauler that offers recycling as part of their service.

 

You may also click here to download Henderson County's recycling guidelines.

CAN recycle CAN'T recycle MUST BE
Aluminum cans, pie plates Aluminum Siding, doors or furniture, plastic bags Rinsed, clean of food
Steel cans Paint cans, plastic bags Rinsed
Newspaper, white paper, colored paper, junk mail, magazines, shredded paper, phone books, notebook paper, cereal boxes and other paper board Any paper that is contaminated by food or oil, Styrofoam of any kind, plastic bags Clean and dry
All glass bottles and jars

Drink glasses, glass from window panes

Rinsed

All plastic containers. This includes shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, milk jugs, soda bottles, butter tubs and yogurt containers and plastic to-go and deli containers and peanut butter jars. Lids/caps can be recycled.

Motor oil containers, plastic bags, hard plastic cups, black microwavable plastic trays, plastic buckets, plastic flower pots, plastic wrap, plastic film, Styrofoam / polystyrene egg cartons Rinsed
Gable top containers and cartons, such as milk and juice containers. Wax coated gable top containers Rinsed
Corrugated cardboard Cardboard that is wet or dirty, pizza boxes Flattened and broken down, free of food contamination

"Hard to Recycle " Items

Check back soon for a list of places where you can take additional items for recycling.   We are currently researching drop off or take back programs for items that we do not accept for recycling.