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RecycE - March 2018

HHW Event NOTICE - Mar. 20, Apr 28
HHW INFO - Drug Dropbox Locations
HHW INFO - Schedule
Recycling Event NOTICE - Apr. 14
Learn More - "One Person's Trash ..."





There are TWO events this spring for properly disposing of expired or unused medications in Buncombe County:
Operation Medicine Drop & the Drug Take-Back Collection.

See linked flyers for details.

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Operation Medicine Drop

Held each year in March
during National Poison Prevention Week

ONE collection in Buncombe County this year:


Tuesday, March 20, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
PNC Bank
81 Weaver Blvd.

Contact: Weaverville Police Dept., 645-5700


PLEASE NOTE: Operation Medicine Drop collections have been discontinued in Black Mountain as the Black Mountain Police Department now has a permanent dropbox! (See information in later section.)

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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


NOW ...

Permanent Drop Boxes

in FOUR locations

in Buncombe County

for YEAR-ROUND medication disposal


Look for the marked WHITE DROP BOX at these locations:

Buncombe County Judicial Complex, 60 Court Plaza, in LOBBY
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Satellite Office, 339 New Leicester Hwy, in LOBBY
Asheville Police Department, 100 Court Plaza, in LOBBY
Black Mountain Police Department, 106 Montreat Rd, in LOBBY

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NEWEST Drug Dropbox Location:
Black Mountain Police Dept LOBBY
106 Montreat Rd.

Dropbox accessible
24 hours a day ~ 365 days a year

Contact: Sgt. Cliff Gray, 419-9350

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Buncombe County TV-Electronics & Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days are held ONLY on designated Fridays from 9 am-3 pm at the County Landfill, 81 Panther Branch Road in Alexander (828-250-5462).

See: Bunc Co TV-Electronics & HHW Schedule

Refer to helpful article in Winter 2018 "One Person's Trash ..."

Recycling Event



Central Buncombe

Hard-2-Recycle Event

(formerly held in Downtown Asheville)


Saturday, April 14

10am to 2pm


(Please note NEW LOCATION!)

Sears, 1 S Tunnel Road, Asheville NC


Organized by Asheville GreenWorks, 254-1776

Check AGW's Hard-2-Recycle webpage for flyer.

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Other upcoming recycling events in next edition of RecycE!


Winter 2018 "One Person's Trash ..."
Clever craft ideas using recycled materials and articles such as "What happens to cans?", "Children of the Dump: Trading trash for education" ... and more!

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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