Disposal Options for Your Old Trash Can

A green Waste Pro garbage truck.
Waste Pro

As part of Buncombe County’s new waste and recycling collection contract, Waste Pro subscribers will receive new rollout carts for trash and recycling collection.

The county wants to make sure customers are aware of disposal options for old trash cans, if needed.

Waste Pro carts that are currently in service will be replaced following collection. If you would like to get rid of your old personal trash cans, you may drop them off, free of charge, at the Buncombe County Landfill at 81 Panther Branch Road, Alexander, the Transfer Station at 190 Hominy Creek Road, Asheville, or Waste Pro’s Arden location at 138 Tavistock Road, Arden. We will be recycling as many cans as possible.

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You may also call Waste Pro at 585-5074 to arrange a bulk pick-up for only $5 (normal bulk pick-up is $25) until March 31, 2020. After that time, you will be charged the normal bulk pick-up rate.

Eco-friendly Options

For those out there who would like to creatively re-purpose their old trash cans, here are some ideas for you.

  • Rain barrel
  • Composter
  • Storage for rakes and yard tools or sporting equipment
  • Planter
  • Yard waste container
  • Recycle metal trash cans at the scrapyard

If you’ve got more ideas let the county know at [email protected].

Prepared by Buncombe County.