Buncombe County

BATTERIES :
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

Rechargeable batteries:
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

Alkaline batteries:
-Ecycleme,2288 US 70 Hwy, Swannanoa (686-0232) [also re-chargeable batteries]

BOOKS
-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).

COMPUTERS
-Charlotte Street Computers, 252 Charlotte S(225-6600)300 Airport Rd.(651-6600)
-Ecycleme,2288 US 70 Hwy, Swannanoa (686-0232)
-Appalachian Technical Services, 105 WNC Shopping Center Drive, Black Mountain,
(357-5100) [only metal parts currently recycled]

-Best Buy
-Varying arrangements at office supply stores

CRAFT SUPPLIES
-Presbyterian Home for Children (Blk. Mtn.),
-Kiwanis, Goodwill
-Check with your local school, day care, or home school network

CLOTHING
-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, donation boxes located in store/business parking lots

COAT HANGERS :
Plastic - thrift shops
Wire - check your local dry cleaners

COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
-Home Depot & Lowe's (no tubes)

EGG CARTONS:
-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

ELECTRONICS:
-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
-Buncombe Hard-2-Recycle Collections (contact Asheville GreenWorks, 828-254-1776,
(see: www.ashevillegreenworks.org)

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

MATTRESSES
-no local recycling available

MEDICATIONS (unused, unexpired)

-3 permanent dropboxes in Buncombe County (all in lobbies):

Buncombe County Courthouse [Judicial Complex],60 Court Plaza, Asheville
Asheville Police Department,100 Court Plaza, Asheville
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, 339 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville

-Pharmacies: Call ahead to check if they accept medications.

-ABCCM Medical Ministry 155 Livingston St. (259-5339) (check first - unexpired only)
ABCCM takes empty pill bottles and fills them with uplifting messages.

METAL
-Asheville Metal Recycling - 530 Lyman St. Ashvl(350-1002)
-Biltmore Iron and Metal Co. - 1 Meadow Rd. Ashvl(253-9317)
-Blue Ridge Metal Recycling - 9 Mulvaney St. Ashvl (254-2840)
-Mountain Metals Recycling - 79 Pond Rd, Ashvl (670-9006)
-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)

-most Grocery Stores, some discount stores

TIRES
-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
-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.

www.superpages.com/yellowpages/C-Thrift+Stores/S-NC-Ash

*Lions Club collects Campbell Soup labels, print cartridges ,eye glasses, hearing aids