The Hard 2 Recycle Collection on January 16, 2016 is the prefect time to responsibly dispose of your holiday packaging materials and more.

Main Collection
West Asheville – Aaron’s Rent to Own Parking Lot – 1298 Patton Ave (10am to 2pm)

Satellite Collection
Candler – Enka AB Tech Campus – 1461 Sand Hill Road, Candler NC (10am to 1pm)

The list of accepted materials for recycling or reuse includes – download pdf for details:

  • books & cardboard
  • electronics, appliances, batteries, metals (TVs and CRT monitors accepted for a $6 fee)
  • styrofoam & packing peanuts (white styrofoam only)
  • cell phones, printer cartridges, Cds, DVDs
  • used cooking oil
  • donations for the ReStore
  • donations for animal sanctuary

Founded in 2011 by Rainbow Recycling, Hard 2 Recycle events are coordinated by Asheville GreenWorks. These free to the public collections bring awareness to modes of recycling in our area beyond curbside recycling. The goal is to educate, collect and divert items that would normally end up in the Landfill – i.e Styrofoam, Electronics, Books, Batteries, Cooking Oil and much more. For more information, volunteer opportunities or to sign up for their enews, visit

Photo Courtesy of Asheville GreenWorks: Michael from The Open Box Moving Solutions sorting and bagging up the styrofoam for their trip to the styrofoam recycler in Hickory NC. — at Fred’s SpeakEasy during the Arden Hard 2 Recycle Collection.

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