What we do

The City of Asheville prides itself on offering excellent garbage, brush, leaf, and large item collection services. The city is committed to delivering the highest quality of these services while managing costs effectively. In order to accomplish this goal, the sanitation division uses innovative collection methods and equipment while employing well-trained staff that is generous with their time and commitment to service. Thank you for helping us to make your home, neighborhood and city a cleaner and better place to live.

Need to report a missed garbage collection? Contact the City of Asheville Customer Service Division at (828) 251-1122 .

For general Sanitation questions: sanitation@ashevillenc.gov

Related Services

Backyard composting

Feed the landscape, not the landfill with fun and sustainable backyard composting.

Help fight litter

Join the Adopt-a-Street Program to help reduce litter in the City of Asheville.

Holiday Schedule Updates

View holiday collection schedules to see how holidays will impact your recycling, trash, or other collection services.

Find a recycling location

View an interactive map of recycling locations where certain items may be taken in person for recycling.

What can I recycle?

Learn about what items can be recycled in the City of Asheville, and how to prepare them for pickup.

Sanitation News

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. There will be no brush collection Monday and the Sanitation office will be closed.   The City of Asheville ART service routes […]

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City of Asheville announces winter break holiday closings

ART bus suspended on Dec. 25     Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.     ART bus service City bus service will be […]

Asheville residents asked to bag leaves in sturdy paper

  Dear Asheville, We’d like you to offer you a new solution for leaf collection this season: paper bags! They are so totally useful — compostable and more eco-friendly. Below is a guide on how to use them effectively, with as little hassle as possible to you, our residents. Thank you, City of Asheville   […]