Help Keep Montreat
Expanded Program for Disposal of Trash and Recyclables
The Board has approved the following changes to the Town of Montreat's Sanitation Services:
On May 30th, the Town of Montreat will begin a new, expanded program for disposing of trash and recyclables. Because the trash compactor site located behind the Town Services Building will be closing to the public, the Town will be accepting the specially printed green trash bags and the specially printed blue recycling bags. For your convenience, Town Staff will be distributing one of each bag to each household, free of charge beginning the week of June 6th. Additional trash bags and recycling bags can be purchased at the Town Services Building which is located at 96 Rainbow Terrace in Black Mountain. This building can be found on the right just before the Montreat gate. A box of five bags is $5.00.
The new program is quite simple. Should you, or someone staying at your home, need to dispose of small amounts of kitchen or household trash or recyclables outside of the regular pickup schedule, the filled pre-printed bags can be dropped off at the Town Services Building between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. ONLY the special pre-printed bags will be accepted by the Town for disposal at the Town Services Building. A special collection area has been built to accommodate the bags. Just ask any Town employee for instructions on where to place the bags. Out of courtesy, please do not leave the bags in the parking lot, outside the building or along the fence. NC General Statute 14-399 regulating littering and illegal dumping will be enforced.
The weekly curbside pickup schedule WILL NOT change, and you WILL NOT need to purchase the special bags if you use our curbside or backdoor service.
We hope that you find this new program a safer and more effective method of disposing of extra kitchen garbage and recyclables that often accumulate during the week. The new system will help to reduce the illegal dumping and to resolve safety issues and concerns at the compactor site.
Should you have questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (828)669-8002.
Fluorescent Light Bulb Program Has Ended
Effective December 12, 2015 fluorescent light bulbs will no longer be accepted at participating fire departments. The Buncombe County Landfill is permitted to accept fluorescent bulbs with regular waste, you may include them with your trash. For those wishing to recycle fluorescent light bulbs the following options exist. Lowes and Home Depot will accept small screw-in type bulbs but not the tube type. Fluorescent bulbs may be recycled at the landfill only during Household Hazardous Waste days, the landfill is located at:
81 Panther Branch Rd
Please check Buncombe County Government for times and cost.
|P. O. Box 423 | Montreat, NC 28757 | P: 828.669.8002 | F: 828.669.3810|