Disposal of batteries can vary based on the chemistry.
Lead acid batteries are banned from North Carolina landfills.
Recycle them at:
-Batteries Plus -1863 Hendersonville Rd. #131(277-6776) (no alkaline)
-Interstate Batteries-259 Industrial Prk Dr. Wyvl (253-4818)
-All stores that sell boat or vehicle batteries will take back used batteries.
-Transfer Station will take lead acid batteries.
-Landfill will take lead acid batteries on Fri. 9-3pm
Many national retailers accept rechargeable batteries:
-Best Buy, Target, Office Max, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Sears, Staples, Lowes, Home Depot , Sam’s Club , Office Depot, Batteries Plus, Northern Tool & Equipment, Alltel, AT&T Mobility, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless
All Drycell and Button Type Batteries: -Boogie Down Electronics (formerly Radio Shack) 504 Hwy 9, Black Mountain (just off I-40, Exit 64, near Huddle House)
-Asheville Free Book Exchange www.ashevillefreebookexchange.com
-Donate to: Libraries, Nursing Homes, Schools, Kiwanis, Goodwill (no encyclopedias)
-Used Book Stores- buy, sell, trade
BUBBLE WRAP – Check your local packing & shipping stores
-The UPS Store
-also art/craft galleries,
-independent artisans (especially potters).
-Charlotte Street Computers-252 Charlotte S(225-6600)300 Airport Rd.(651-6600)
-Computers for Christ Inc 2288 US Hwy70 Swannanoa (686-0232)
-Presbyterian Home for Children (Blk. Mtn.),
-Check with your local school, day care, or home school network
-Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling Program collects clothing, belts, purses, shoes,
linens, blankets, stuffed animals.
Percent of proceeds donated to D.A.R.E program.
Collections bins at : Bi-Lo Center-511 Smokey Park Hwy and across
from Dick’s Sporting Goods on Swannanoa River Road
-Local ministries, thrift shops
COAT HANGERS :
Plastic- thrift shops
Wire- check your local dry cleaners
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
-Home Depot-127 Acton Circle Ashvl (667-1580) 795 Fairview Rd.Ashvl (274-5400)
-Fire Departments recycle bulbs for residents, no businesses or schools
Beaverdam, Black Mountain., Enka-Candler (2 sites), Fairview,
Reems Creek, Riceville, Reynolds, Skyland, Swannanoa,Weaverville ,
City of Asheville #2 and #11
-Black Mountain Farmers Market,
-Black Mountain Natural Foods
-MANNA Food Bank 627 Swannanoa River Road (299-3663)
-Check with farmers at local tailgate markets, health food stores, co-ops
-Check with your local food pantry- they often receive eggs in large flats and
need dozen-sized cartons to divide them up
-Waste Pro (for unicorporated areas)
-Accepted at the Buncombe County Landfill every Friday, except Holidays,
from 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. at a special drop-off area .Fee for Businesses
EYEGLASSES and Low Vision Devices:
-Collection boxes are often at banks, optometrist offices.
-Call your local Lions Club to find sites in your area.
FOOD WASTE (No meat or bones):
-Check with your local Community Garden
HEARING AIDES and BATTERIES:
-Lions Club collection boxes,
-Asheville Savings Bank, Sun Trust
-Recycled at the Landfill- Resident fee-$10 for up to 4 mattresses,
$5 for each additional disposal. Business-$5
MEDICATIONS (unused, unexpired)
-Pharmacies : Call ahead to check if they accept medications.
CVS has a take-back program.
-Sheriff’s Office 202 Haywood Rd. (across from Three Brothers Restaurant) Mon.-Fri
(all meds whether unneeded, unwanted, expired)
-ABCCM Medical Ministry 155 Livingston St. (259-5339) (check first - unexpired only)
ABCCM takes empty pill bottles and fills them with uplifting messages.
-Asheville Metal Recycling- 530 Lyman St. Ashvl(350-1002)
-Biltmore Iron and Metal Co,- 1Meadow Rd. Ashvl(253-9317)
-Blue Ridge Metal Recycling- 9 Mulvaney St. Ashvl (254-2840)
-McDowell Recycling Inc
-Buncombe County Transfer Station (no microwaves)
MOTOR OIL / Antifreeze
-Advance Auto, NAPA Auto Parts
-Buncombe county Landfill
PAINT and PAINT RELATED ITEMS:
-Collected with hazardous waste at the Buncombe County Landfill on Fridays (8am-4:30pm) Fee charged
-Asheville Community Theater- call to check whether they can use your paint
PLASTIC BAGS (including dry cleaning and bread bags)
-At the Landfill, Buncombe County residents may recycle 10 rimless tires for free.
Additional tires for $2 per tire. All tires on rims are $2 per tire.
-Check with local tire or automotive shops / departments
-Thrift stores accept household goods, appliances, electronics, computers, clothing
and other reusable items. Some agencies will pick up large items. Money earned
from sales of these items returns to support various ministries that aid our community.
Donations may be tax deductable.
*Lions Club collects Campbell Soup labels, print cartridges ,eye glasses, hearing aids