Chad Parker

Director
828-586-2437
chadparker@jacksonnc.org


Staffed Recycling Centers Hours

ALL STAFFED RECYCLING CENTERS WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY - NOVEMBER 12, 2018 FOR VETERAN'S DAY. ALL CENTERS WILL RE-OPEN ON TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 13, 2018.

2018 SOLID WASTE FACILITIES HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2018 SOLID WASTE FACILITIES HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (180 KB)

The Jackson County Solid Waste Department will accept unwanted Christmas Trees for free for Jackson County Residents at the Cashiers Transfer Station located at 4560 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, NC, 28717 and at the Jackson County Transfer Station located at 1172 Mineral Springs Drive, Sylva, NC, 28779. For more information - please call the Transfer Station at 828-586-7577.

** NOTICE: ALL HAULERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE IN, UNLOADED AND OUT BY THE CLOSING TIME **

72 hours per week April through October:
Monday through Saturday 7 AM 7PM

66 hours per week November through March:
Monday through Saturday 7 AM 6 PM

Transfer Station is open 50 hours per week:
Monday through Friday 7 AM 4 PM

Saturday 7 AM 12 PM

Cashiers Transfer Station is open 50 hours per week for Construction and Demolition and Commercial Waste. Monday through Friday 7 AM - 4 PM, and Saturday from 7 AM - 12 PM. Residential waste is accepted during the normal operating hours of the SRC schedule listed above.

Recycling Information Flyer Recycling Information Flyer (198 KB)

Jackson County Solid Waste Board Quarterly Schedule FY 16-17 Jackson County Solid Waste Board Quarterly Schedule FY 16-17 (92 KB)

Physical Addresses For SRC Locations Physical Addresses For SRC Locations (9 KB)

Solid Waste and Recycling Map Solid Waste and Recycling Map (761 KB)

Solid Waste and Recycling Chart Solid Waste and Recycling Chart (20 KB)

Jackson County operates the eight Staffed Recycling Centers (SRC) shown above, to collect Solid Waste from only residents living in Jackson County as well as collect recyclable materials from all citizens. There is no on site charge to residents for these services. If you are delivering solid waste directly to the Transfer Station the rates are listed below:

Construction & Demolition Waste - $64.00 per ton

Concrete/Asphalt and Commercial Waste - $64.00 per ton

Mixed Loads - $87.00 per ton

Brush - $31.00 per ton

Jackson County Recycle Program Information

DEFINITIONS of waste collected at Staffed Recycling Centers around the county.


Batteries

Lead-Acid automobile batteries are accepted at the county sites.

C&D Waste - Construction & Demolition
Solid Waste resulting solely from remodeling, repair or demolition by a resident on residential housing in quantities normally associated with residential housing maintenance.

Commercial Waste

Any solid waste generated by a business that is classified as a commercial business or non-profit.

Container Recycling

Aluminum Cans, steel cans, plastic bottles and containers, and glass containers. Items not accepted: glass cookware, ceramics, mirrors, window glass, headlights, light bulbs, or medicine bottles, plastic motor oil or antifreeze containers, tubs, pots, or trays.

Electronics Recycling

Electronic equipment is accepted with the exception of unauthorized waste. Examples can be found at: www.electronicrecyclers.com/sustainability/products-we-recycle

Fiber Recycling

Newspaper, Mixed paper and corrugated Cardboard. Items not recyclable are:

Paper towels, cups or plates, tissues, blueprints, pet food bags, carbon paper, waxed paper, wallpaper or plastic bags.

Household Bulky Items

These items also referred to as “bulk material” include household furniture, mattresses, and bedding.

Residential Waste

Any solid waste, garbage and refuse as defined in the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Jackson County. Solid waste, (excluding C&D, LCID, and hazardous waste) generated in the normal daily activities of a single residence.

Waste Oil

This waste is used motor oil resulting from the maintenance of household engines such as automobiles, trucks, boats and lawn & garden equipment. Used oil filters are also recycled at waste oil locations.

White Goods (Scrap metal)

These items include inoperative or discarded refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, or other similar domestic appliance.

Yard Waste & Brush

This is solid waste consisting solely of vegetative matter such as leaves, pine straw, pinecones, grass trimmings, and small limbs in quantities normally associated with residential yard maintenance.

Unauthorized Waste

The County will not accept or transport any hazardous waste, liquid waste, regulated medical waste, sharps not properly packaged, regulated asbestos containing material as defined 40 CRF 61, PCB waste as defined in 40 CFR 761 or any other waste that would not be acceptable for disposal at the Jackson County Solid Waste facilities.

The County Staffed Recycling Centers will not accept Commercial Waste. The Staffed Recycling Centers are for Residential Waste only.

Physical Addresses For SRC Locations Physical Addresses For SRC Locations (9 KB)

Solid Waste and Recycling Map Solid Waste and Recycling Map (761 KB)

Solid Waste and Recycling Chart Solid Waste and Recycling Chart (20 KB)

Recycle Information

The following list offers some options for recycling materials in Jackson County. Any business listed is not endorsed by Jackson County, but is strictly provided as an informational service. For information about Staffed Recycling Centers and the items they recycle, see the list below.

Aluminum cans

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Center Sites in Container Recycling.

Aluminum Scrap and Siding

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Centers.

Antifreeze

Residents can recycle used antifreeze at two Staffed Recycling Centers.

Appliances

Small household appliances in WORKING condition, can be brought to area thrift shops

  • Habitat for Humanity Resale Store 828-586-1232
  • Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store 828-586-7470
  • Pathways for the Future 828-631-1167
  • Reach of Jackson County Thrift Store 828-586-8778
  • United Christian Ministry 828-631-0317

Large appliances, such as washing machines and refrigerators can be taken to the County Staffed Recycling Center sites that receive White Goods for recycling.

Asphalt

Old asphalt can be brought to the Transfer Station.

Also visit the Directory of Markets for Recyclable Materials, provided by the NC pision of Pollution Prevention and Environmental. Visit: www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for a list of asphalt recyclers.

Businesses that wish to properly dispose of fluorescent and HID ballasts should visit the Directory of Markets for Recycled Materials, provided by the pision of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance at: www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for a list of companies that manage ballasts.

For more information on regulations regarding fluorescent and HID disposal, contact Anne Preston at:

919-508-8599 of the North Carolina Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Hazardous Waste Section.

Bar and Restaurant Recycling

All mixed recycling for businesses can be brought to the Transfer Station.

Batteries

County residents can bring lead-acid batteries to County Staffed Recycling Center sites that receive batteries for recycling.

Books

Soft covered books can be recycled with Mixed Paper at all Staffed Recycling Center sites. Hard cover books must have the covers removed, and then the interior pages can be recycled with Mixed Paper.

Building Materials can be taken to the Transfer Station. There will be a tipping fee.

Businesses should contact the following hazardous waste management companies, or visit www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for a more extensive list. Jackson County is not endorsing these companies. We are providing their names strictly as an informational service.

Safety-Kleen Corporation www.safety-kleen.com 800-334-5953 or 910-342-6106

Clothing

Most of the Thrift shops accept clothing. Check the Yellow Pages, or contact the following:

  • Habitat for Humanity Resale Store 828-586-1232
  • Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store 828-586-7470
  • Pathways for the Future 828-631-1167
  • Reach of Jackson County Thrift Store 828-586-8778
  • United Christian Ministry 828-631-0317

Coat Hangers

Most dry-cleaners accept wire coat hangers for recycling or reuse. Check the Yellow Pages for a list of “Cleaners”.

Compact Disks

Remember that reuse is the most effective form of recycling. Many music stores will purchase used CD’s. check with your favorite music store or the Yellow Pages.

Computer Equipment

Computer equipment can be recycled at all Staffed Recycling Centers, and the Transfer Station in the Electronics recycling areas.

Corrugated Cardboard

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Centers in the Fiber Recycling.

Electronic Equipment and Scrap

Electronic equipment and scraps can be recycled at all Staffed Recycling Centers and the Transfer Station in the Electronics recycling areas. To view a list of sample materials, visit: www.electronicrecyclers.com/sustainability/products-we-recycle

Eyeglasses

See the Yellow Pages under “Opticians”. The Lions club has boxes in most optician offices, and also Walmart.

Fluorescent Bulbs

Residential customers can contact Waste Management at 866-699-6466 for recycling kits for home use, or go to: www.thinkgreenfromhome.com

Businesses and institutions are required by law to recycle fluorescent lamps if they produce more than a certain amount per year. For a list of companies that manage fluorescent lights and other mercury containing items, visit the Directory of Markets for Recycled Materials, provided by the pision of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance at: www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx

Furniture

Furniture can be recycled at all Staffed Recycling Centers, and the Transfer Station.

Glass

Bring glass to containers recycling at all Staffed Recycling Centers.

Hazardous Waste

Businesses can visit: www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx for an extensive list of hazardous waste management companies.

Junk Mail

Junk Mail can be recycled with mixed paper at all Staffed Recycling Centers in the Fiber recycling. To stop residential junk mail, return the unwanted mail to sender in their postage-paid or return mail envelope along with a note asking to be removed from their list. Call unwanted catalog and credit card companies and ask to be removed from their list. You can also write to:

Mail Preference Service/Telephone Preference Service Direct Marketing Association

PO Box 282

Carmel, NY 1015

(Request that your name not be put on any new mailing lists, there is a charge)

www.stopthejunkmail.com

ADVO System, Inc.

Director of List Maintenance

239 West Service Road

Hartford, CT 06120-1280

(Request to be removed from current mailing lists)

Visit www.p2pays.org/main/junk_mail_optout.asp for more information, and to download Junk Mail Terminator Postcards, or “opt-out” on-line at http://opt-out.cdt.org/submit.shtml Click the “secure server” link for on-line forms or “insecure server” for forms that can be printed and then filled out.

Businesses can visit http://dnr.metrokc.gov/swd/nwpc/bizjunkmail.htm for junk mail reduction assistance.

Land Clearing Debris

The Transfer Station will accept this material. A tipping fee will be charged.

Magazines

Recycle glossy magazines at all Staffed Recycling Centers in Fiber Recycling.

Mattresses

Residential mattresses may be taken to any SRC site in Jackson County. All commercial mattresses must be taken to the Transfer Station. A link to a mattress recycling guide is available here:Mattress Recycling Guide - Click Here

Metal/Scrap Metal

All Staffed Recycling Centers and the Transfer Station accept this material.

Mercury Containing Thermostats

Bring these to the Transfer Station on Mineral Springs Drive.

Businesses that wish to properly dispose of materials containing mercury should visit the directory of Markets for Recycling Materials, provided by the pision of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, at www.p2pays.org/DMRM/start.aspx, for a list of companies.

Mixed Paper

Mixed Paper, such as junk mail (envelopes included), office paper, notebooks (bindings removed), cereal boxes (liner removed), 6 and 12-pack boxes and other paper packaging (without waxy or plastic coating) can be recycled at all Staffed Recycling Centers in the Fiber Recycling.

Motor Oil

Recycle at some Staffed Recycling Center sites.

Newspaper

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Center sites in Fiber Recycling.

Paper packaging that is non-metallic and not coated with wax or plastic can be recycled with mixed paper at all Staffed Recycling Center sites in the Fiber Recycling.

Paint

Remember to buy less toxic and non-aerosol paint. Paints can contain chemicals such as solvents and metals that can damage the environment, especially our water supplies, and endanger human health if not disposed of properly. Purchasing latex paint is best and some stores even sell recycled paint.

If you have only a small amount of latex paint to dispose of, you can safely dry the paint out at home by removing the lid and allowing the contents to aerate. Accelerate the drying process by stiffing kitty litter or sand into the open can of paint. Once latex paint is thoroughly dried, residents can dispose of the cans, with the lids removed, in the regular trash.

Paper

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Center sites in the Fiber Recycling.

Pesticides

Reduce the amount of hazardous waste you use and try buying less toxic products. Contact the NC Cooperative Extension Service at 828-586-4009 to find out how to get rid of pesticides while keeping your environment clean.

Phone Books

Phone Books can be recycled at all Staffed Recycling Centers in the Fiber Recycling.

Plastic Bags

Minimize plastic bag use by bringing a string or canvas bag with you when you shop. Reuse all bags. Please recycle plastic grocery bags and plastic newspaper bags at your grocery store.

Plastic Containers

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Centers in the Container Recycling.

Scrap Metal

See Metal

Steel Cans

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Centers in the Container Recycling.

Syringes

There is no local program for recycling used syringes. Dispose of syringes in a secure plastic container such as a plastic peanut butter jar or laundry detergent bottle with the lid screwed on tightly and bring to them to a Staffed Recycling Center.

Telephone Books

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Centers.

Televisions

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Center in the Electronics Recycling.

Tires

Recycle at the Transfer Station on Mineral Springs Drive.

White Goods

Recycle at all Staffed Recycling Centers except items containing Freon. These are accepted at the Transfer Station, Cashiers, Tuckaseigee and Qualla.

Yard Waste

Yard waste is accepted at the Transfer Station on Mineral Springs Road.

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