Trash Collection Services

Residential Service

Residential household collection is one day per week for residential customers. Up to four (4) containers of no more than 32 gallons with lids should be placed at curbside by 7:30 a.m. on your route day for collection. Plastic bags are allowed and widely used.

Containers should be maintained in good condition and free of ragged or sharp edges or any other defect liable to hamper or injure an employee. Containers that are in need of repairs or replacement will be tagged by a sanitation employee and should be promptly replaced. The Public Works Director has the authority to refuse collection for failure to comply.

Household refuse must be free of grass, leaves, or limbs as the Transylvania County landfill prohibits these items.


The fee for residential service is $20 per month.

Collection Days

  • Monday - West of Broad Street / Asheville Highway
  • Tuesday - East of Broad Street / Asheville Highway

Commercial & Multifamily Service

Commercial and multifamily collection is provided for customers that need dumpster service. City trucks are equipped to pick up a 4-cubic-yard rear-loading dumpster with casters and lids. Dumpsters must be free of grass, limbs, etc. that are prohibited by the landfill. The fee for commercial and multifamily dumpster service is $20 per dump. This service is available as often as needed Monday through Friday and may be scheduled through the Public Works Department.

Holiday Schedules & Weather Delays

Collection delays, cancellations, or makeup days are posted in the Transylvania Times Newspaper, on Comporium's Cable Magazine, and by announcements on local radio stations WGCR and WSQL.