Solid Waste Department

Mailing Address: PO Box 640, Newland, NC 28657
Phone: (828) 737-5420

The Solid Waste Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Administrative Building at

175 Linville Street, Newland, NC.

The Solid Waste Office maintains landfills and material recovery sites throughout Avery County.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Administrative Office:
Monday – Friday
8am – 4:30pm

Material Recovery Sites:
Open 5 days a week, closed Wed. and Sun.
6:30am – 6:30pm
Sat hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Avery County Transfer Station / Landfill
Monday – Friday
8am – 4:30pm
Sat hours: 9:00am - 1:00pm

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The County of Avery would like to notify all residents of the following dates that the convenience centers and the county landfill will be closed for holidays that are observed by the County:

4th of July- Tuesday July 4th, 2017

Labor Day- Monday September 4th, 2017

Veterans Day- Friday November 10th, 2017

Thanksgiving Day- Thursday November 23rd, 2017

Christmas- Monday December 25th, 2017

All convenience centers and the landfill will reopen on the next business day. The exception will be for the July 4th holiday. The sites will be closed on Wednesday July 5th and reopen on Thursday, July 6th.

Thank You.

PERSONNEL

Eric Foster, Solid Waste Director
avery.sw@averycountync.gov

MATERIAL RECOVERY SITE LOCATIONS
There are seven (7) Material Recovery Sites (MRS) in Avery County:

Elk Park Material Recovery Site
4201 Elk Park Hwy, Elk Park, NC 28622
(5 miles north of Banner Elk on Hwy 194)
Phone: (828) 737-5411

Banner Elk Material Recovery Site
2028 Balm Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(2 miles north of Banner Elk on Hwy 194)
Phone: (828) 898-4217

Altamont Material Recovery Site
6717 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC 28657
(2 miles south of Crossnore on US 221)
Phone: (828) 737-5415

Linville Material Recovery Site
3070 Newland Hwy, Newland, NC 28657
(3 miles south of Newland on NC 181)
Phone: (828) 737-5412

Plumtree Material Recovery Site
182 Pancake Rd, Newland, NC 28657
(Just off US 19E, Plumtree)
Phone: (828) 765-8165

Beech Mountain Material Recovery Site
33 Buckeye Lake Rd, Elk Park, NC 28622
(Just off Buckeye Lake Rd, Beech Mountain)
Phone: (828) 898-2179

Three Mile Material Recovery Site
175 Prison Camp Rd, Newland, NC 28657
(Just off ThreeMile Rd, Green Valley/Ingalls)
Phone: (828) 765-8818

Avery County Transfer Station / Landfill
2175 Brushy Creek Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(2 miles east of US 19E Hwy, Ingalls)
Phone: (828) 765-7852

The Solid Waste Department also operates a Construction and Demolition landfill located off US 19E Hwy just before the Mitchell County line. Turn onto Brushy Creek Rd, travel to the road's end. At the gate turn left to enter the landfill.

The transfer station accepts a variety of waste including the following:

  • Household trash
  • Wood debris
  • Scrap tires
  • Scrap metal
  • Automotive batteries
  • Junked cars.