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Buncombe County Works to Keep Mattresses Out of the Landfill

Every year thousands of mattresses are sent to the Buncombe County landfill for disposal. Since 95% of all mattresses and box springs are recyclable, the Buncombe County Solid Waste Department has decided to stop burying mattresses in the landfill and start recycling them.

Mattresses take up valuable space in the landfill and will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. They will not be reused or resold as whole mattresses. It costs the County $13.50 to recycle each mattress.

Businesses will be charged $5 per mattress. Buncombe County residents will pay $10 for up to 4 mattresses--each additional mattress will cost $5 for disposal.

Mattresses are accepted at the Buncombe County Landfill located at:

    81 Panther Branch Road
    Alexander, NC 28701
Hours of Operation:
    M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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