Residential Recycling

Residential Recycling Program
The City of Brevard contracts with Republic Services, Inc. for collection of recyclables for residential customers. Please place your recyclables curbside by 7:30 a.m. on your scheduled day in the cart or bin provided to you. The residential recycling fee is $3 per month. Remove lids from bottles and jars. Do not mix household garbage with recyclables. Republic Services will not collect blue bags.

Recycling is collected bi-weekly and a calendar with collections dates is available by contacting Public Works or pick one up at the Water Department.

Thursday Route:  West of Broad Street / Asheville Highway
Friday Route:  East of Broad Street / Asheville Highway

Items Collected
  • Aluminum and steel cans (no lids)
  • Aluminum foil and pie plates
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Catalogs, TV guides, magazines, telephone books
  • Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, other boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard (broken down and flat)
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, green, or brown)
  • Mixed paper - office, construction, wrapping paper, envelopes
  • Newspaper and newspaper inserts
  • Paper back books, junk mail
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, or tubs - #1 through #7 (no lids)
  • Shredded paper
  • Soda and beer cartons
  • Toilet and paper towel rolls
Items Not Collected
  • Antifreeze / motor oil
  • Broken glass or windows / mirror glass
  • Carbon, NCR, or wax paper
  • Detergent boxes
  • Dishes, cookware, or drinking glasses
  • Dog and cat food bags
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Hard back books
  • Light bulbs
  • Milk cartons
  • Paint cans or aerosol cans
  • Paper towels or tissues
  • Pesticide bottles
  • Pizza or juice boxes
  • Plastic bags or plastic wrap
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Polystyrene foam egg cartons
  • Spiral bound notebooks
Commercial Cardboard Recycling Program
As according to the City of Brevard Fee Schedule, all commercial businesses inside the city limits (includes all businesses with a privilege license) shall pay $10 per month for corrugated cardboard collection. Please remove all packing material from cardboard and break down large boxes. Cardboard should be placed curbside by 12 p.m. for collection. Call 828-884-2171, Option 4, by 12 p.m. for same day collection.

Holiday Schedules & Weather Delays
Collection delays, cancellations, or makeup days are posted in the Transylvania Times Newspaper, on Cable Magazine, and by announcements on local radio stations WGCR and WSQL.

Residential Carts & Bins
If you need a residential cart or bin, contact Public Works via email or by calling 828-884-2171, Option 4, for free cart or bin delivery.