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Hard to recycle becomes easier on Saturday

Henderson County Solid Waste is partnering with Asheville GreenWorks to bring a Hard to Recycle event to Mills River Town Park, 124 Town Center Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

Residents may drop off packaging and food grade Styrofoam (no packing peanuts), books, shredded paper, electronics, batteries, laptops, empty personal care and beauty items, empty squeezable food pouches, Brita filters and bikes. TVs and CRT monitors require a fee of $10 each to recycle. Wooden console televisions are not accepted. The full list of accepted items can be found at

Items NOT accepted include packing peanuts, paint, stains, sealers, light bulbs of all kinds, parkers, pens, cooking or motor oils, hard plastics, vinyl, PVC, VHS/cassette tapes, plate glass, foam, wooden items or cement. 

As a precaution to keep volunteers and residents safe and healthy, please wear a face mask while attending the event. Henderson County and GreenWorks are seeking volunteers to safely help with the event. Contact Chelsea Rath at if interested in volunteering.

Miss the event? Some of these items are accepted at the Transfer Station and Convenience Center. For more information visit or contact Henderson County Environmental Programs Coordinator Christine Wittmeier at or (828) 694-6524.