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RecycE - April 2018


HHW Event - April 28. Final Reminder
HHW INFO - Medication Drop Box
Reuse Event - May 5. NOTICE
Recycling Event - Cancellation NOTICE Recycling INFO - Tire Recycling
Recycling Event - May 19. NOTICE



Final Reminder


Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, April 28, 10am - 2pm



* Walgreens - 1124 Patton Ave.
* Walgreens - 1835 Hendersonville Rd.
* Walgreens - 91 S. Tunnel Rd.
* Walgreens - 841 Merrimon Ave.
* CVS - 505 Smokey Park Hwy.
* SONA Pharmacy - 805 Fairview Rd.

Fletcher ... Ashv Airport - Public Safety Bldg

Black Mountain...CVS - 425 W. State St




NEW Medication Dropbox Location

in Swannanoa!


PSA Clinic Pharmacy
2294 US Highway 70 (across from Ingles)
Swannanoa, NC, 28778
(828) 686-3804

Tall, bright green disposal bin on right wall near counter.

(Bin provided by the Inmar Consumer Drug Take-Back Program.)


* Prescription medication (including Schedule II-V controlled substances)
* Over-the-counter medication
* Pet medication

* Schedule I controlled substances (ex. - heroin, LSD)
* Illegal drugs

* lotions/liquids
* hydrogen peroxide
* inhalers
* aerosol cans
* needles
* thermometers

Bag or keep in original containers.

Reuse Event



Black Mountain

Community Clothing Swap


Saturday, May 5, 9am - 12noon

Carver Community Center, 101 Carver Ave


Bring what you can

take what you need.

Men's, women's, and children's clothes, shoes,
accessories and household goods.


OPEN TO ANYONE IN NEED regardless of residence
[NO re-sellers!]


Have donations?

Contact athena36@gmail.com
to make advance pickup arrangements.


Recycling Event



Tire Amnesty Days


The Tire Amnesty Day collections, previously held at Sears on South Tunnel Rd in Asheville, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Tire Amnesty Days - Asheville GreenWorks

Tire recycling is still possible at the Buncombe County Landfill, 85 Panther Branch Rd, Alexander, Mon-Sat.
SEE section below.

Buncombe County Landfill

Tire Recycling


Tires - Residents

▪ First 10 tires without rims FREE, additional are $2 per tire
▪ ALL tires on rims are $2 per tire (including the first 10)
First 10 tires without rims FREE, additional are $2 per tire
ALL tires on rims are $2 per tire (including the first 10)

Tires – Businesses

▪ NO CHARGE if with original scrap tire certification form
▪ Tires without form: $2.00 per tire
NO CHARGE if with original scrap tire certification form
Tires without form: $2.00 per tire

Buncombe County Landfill
85 Panther Branch Road
Alexander, NC 28701
(828) 250-5462, 250-5460


Recycling Event



Rainbow Recycling's 10th Annual

Plastic Flower Pot Recycling Collection


held as part of the

Black Mountain Garden Show & Sale


Show location:

Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain


Recycling DRIVE-THRU dropoff:

Half-block east, around the corner on Dougherty Street -
at back end of Black Mountain Library parking lot


PLEASE NOTE: NO PARKING for show/collection in lot
(spaces reserved for library patrons)

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PLASTIC pots, trays, markers



▪ Rinse/remove most dirt.
▪ Pre-sort round & square pots.
▪ Bag.
Rinse/remove most dirt.
Pre-sort round & square pots.

All items collected are available FREE "as is" for REUSE on a first-come, first choice basis during the event.

Pots & trays are dropped off throughout the event. They are sorted by shape & size then stacked in designated areas. Re-users retrieve what they want from the stacks. (Helpful to come with bags/boxes if picking up a quantity).


Recycling collection provided as a community service.
Fuel donations welcomed.


Glimpse of 2017 Flower Pot Collection

If you've not been to one of our flower pot collections, take a look at this video (1:51)
of last year's event!


If you'd like to volunteer to unload, sort & stack pots (or help us set up/pack up) for one or more hours, please contact us!

828-774-8673 or info@rainbowrecycling.org

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Recycling plastic pots & trays at other times of the year

They do NOT go in your curbside bin/tote!

Take them to the garden center at any LOWE'S store.
They will responsibly recycle them for you!


Uhmmm... I'm confused!

What plastics CAN go in my curbside bin or to the dropoff center?
See: What may I recycle? / Can't do (sorry)

Recycling Event



Save the date!


North Buncombe

Hard-2-Recycle Event


Saturday, June 9

10am - 2pm


Arvato Digital Services

108 Monticello Rd.



Refer to Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle webpage for further details when flyer is posted.

Here's a link for this

April 2018 edition of RecycE

to copy and share with others.


Thank you for your conscious choice and efforts to

Reduce -- Reuse -- Recycle!

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Help us continue our work of promoting recycling and reuse and reducing waste through outreach and advocacy, special collection events and reuse efforts.

Every donation, regardless of size, is appreciated.

Send to:
Rainbow Recycling
P.O. Box 1583
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Contact us at info@rainbowrecycling.org if you are interested in volunteering ... there are various ways to pitch in and help!

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