Jan. 11 is the day to get rid of all your hard to recycle stuff–without dumping it in a landfill.

Gather your batteries and Styrofoam collections! It’s time for the West Buncombe Hard-2-Recycle Event. Every quarter, Rainbow Recycling and Asheville Greenworks organize these events as an opportunity for people to responsibly dispose of a range of materials that we can't set out on the curb for recycling… but that can still be made into new materials.

These events are held in different parts of Buncombe County each quarter, including one each year at the Downtown Market. The next event will be held on January 11th, in the western part of the county at the Aaron’s on Patton Avenue.

Blue Ridge Biofuels will be attending to collect used cooking oil through our Cooking Oil Recycling Program from 11AM – 3PM. All the oil we collect goes to the production of clean-burning biodiesel. Please stop by and visit our booth to learn more about the Cooking Oil Recycling Program and to drop off any used cooking oil or other hard to recycle items. Of course, you can visit our public cooking oil collection bins any time. Here's a map of bin locations

Check out the Hard to Recycle video to learn how you can get rid of everything from TVs to toothpaste tubes, without dumping them in a landfill. 

Here's the details:


January 11th 11AM-3PM
1298 Patton Avenue
Asheville NC 28806
(Snow Date: January 18th, same time and place)

For a list of all the items you can recycle this Saturday, visit Asheville GreenWork's website and view the flyer.

And here's the video:

By Alisha Goodman, Client Services Manager at Blue Ridge Biofuels