What we do

The Office of Sustainability works with all departments across the city to integrate sustainable design, technology, and practice into municipal operations, infrastructure and services.

Services

Backyard composting

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

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.

News

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Duke Energy awards Asheville / Buncombe County with Power Partner recognition

  For its 25th consecutive year, Duke Energy has selected six outstanding organizations to receive the company’s prestigious Power Partner award. Duke Energy established the Power Partner award in 1992 to honor businesses and other organizations that achieve exemplary results in categories that include solutions innovation, community excellence, economic development, sustainability innovation and storm restoration. […]

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Asheville 2018 in review: New leadership, APD data releases, bond projects advance and more

  With 2018 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville projects and developments from the past year. Here are 10 topics that your City government advanced in 2018. We’ll have 2019 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Debra Campbell becomes Asheville City Manager The search for […]

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Step up your recycling game this holiday season

  ’Tis the season — to recycle! Seriously, between now and the end of the year…  Asheville, we love you, and you are going to generate a lot of….STUFF. You know, all those boxes and bags, tinsel and tags. As part of the City’s sustainability and trash-reduction goals, we certainly want to keep as much […]