Barrel full of batteries

Henderson County hosting a Hard to Recycle event at Blue Ridge Community College

Henderson County Solid Waste is partnering with the local nonprofit, Asheville GreenWorks, to bring a Hard to Recycle event to Blue Ridge Community College on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Residents may drop off packaging and food grade Styrofoam (no packing peanuts), books, shredded paper, electronics, batteries, laptops, personal care and beauty items, squeezable food pouches, Brita filters and bikes. TV’s and CRT monitors are $10 each and 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, this event will be a self-serve drop off. Residents will place their materials at each designated station. Wear a face mask while attending the event.

Henderson County and GreenWorks are seeking volunteers to safely help with the event. Please contact Chelsea Rath at if interested in volunteering.

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