Environmental Services provides the following services:
- Residential and commercial solid waste collection
- Curbside recycling
- Two recycling drop sites
- Brush collection
- White goods collection
- Construction/demolition and building material collection
- Tire collection
- Electronic collection and operation of the City Transfer Station.
To better serve citizens, the Environmental Services Department uses automated equipment which provides for a more efficient collection system.
Yard Waste & Leaf Collection
Yard waste, including branches and shrubbery trimmings, should be stacked neatly and approximately two feet from the edge of the road, but not in the road, or ditch, or blocking the sidewalk for collection. Collection of yard waste is normally done on the day after garbage or recycling can collection. This type of debris is collected by a knuckle boom truck.
There is no charge for the first and second scoop of debris (that is within specifications) less than five feet in length and less than four inches in diameter. There is a $12 charge for the third scoop and each scoop thereafter. (A scoop is about the size of the bed of a short bed truck level full.)
If waste is left in the ditch, blocking a sidewalk or in the street or if the waste does not meet proper specifications, the resident will be charged $24 per scoop. In case of afterhours/emergency collection, the resident will be charged $50 per scoop.
All sanitation charges will appear on the resident’s regular water/sewer bill from the City of Asheboro.
Leaves are collected by the City’s Street Division. Leaves should be raked to the street and kept separate from yard waste and trash containers. There is no charge for the collection of leaves by the vacuum truck. Bagged leaves will not be picked up.
Bulk items such as mattresses, furniture, bags of clothing or other large household items are picked up at no charge.
There is a $10 charge for white goods collection (such as washers, dryers and refrigerators).
There is fee of $5 per tire for tire collection.
Construction/demolition and building materials are collected at $20 per scoop. (A scoop is about the size of the bed of a short bed truck level full.)
Commercial/Residential Garbage Service
Commercial/residential dumpster costs: $31
Commercial/residential garbage can: $12/month
Commercial/residential recycling can: $2
Extra dumpster pick-ups: $40
Computer equipment and televisions may not be disposed of with regular household garbage. This includes laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, scanners and peripherals such as mice and
keyboards. These items should be placed curbside on Thursdays for collection. There will be a $10 fee to collect televisions and computer monitors. All other electronics are picked up free.
Regular Household Garbage
Weekly residential garbage collection is provided to customers. Trash should be placed in garbage bags and tied securely, then placed in the 90-gallon, green roll cart. The roll cart should be placed within one foot of the curb (but not in the roadway) with the handle side away from the road. The cart should be at least four feet away from any other object. Carts must be out before 7:30 a.m. on the day of collection. Roll carts should be removed from the curb and returned to a proper storage area on the same day as pickup.
City households receive weekly curbside recycling pick-up. Recyclable items should be placed in the grey roll cart. The roll cart should be placed within one foot of the curb (but not in the roadway) with the handle side away from the road. The cart should be at least four feet away from any other object. Carts must be out before 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Roll carts should be removed from the curb and returned to a proper storage area on the same day as pickup.
The following is a list of items that may be placed in the recycling roll cart:
- Boxboard (such as food and cereal boxes without coating)
- Corrugated Cardboard (flattened and either cut down or folded to size no more than 1’ x 1′)
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Brown paper bags
- Junk mail
- High-Grade Paper (such as white or colored computer or note paper)
- Tin, Steel & Aluminum Cans (please rinse and remove labels)
- Glass (please rinse and remove labels)
- HDPE & PET Plastic Bottles (Code #1 & #2 – please rinse and remove labels)
The City of Asheboro operates recycling drop sites on West Wainman Avenue between Fayetteville and Church streets and on Yzex Street next to Fire Station 2. These sites accept the following:
- Corrugated cardboard
- Steel cans
- Aluminum cans
- Glass (brown, green, clear)
- Newspapers and magazines
- Mixed office paper