Items to EXCLUDE from your recycling

  • Styrofoam
  • Coffee cups
  • Paint Cans
  • Cookware Dishes
  • Light Bulbs
  • Plastic Bags
  • Window Panes
  • Clay Flower Pots
  • Mirrors
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Hazardous Waste

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Mitchell County Sanitation Department has four recycling convenience centers located throughout the county. These centers accept household trash and recyclable materials such as glass, aluminum, newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, and plastic milk and soft drink containers. The centers also accept white goods (appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, and dryers), electronics, pesticide containers, tires, and metals.

Mitchell County encourages recycling

An attendant staffs each center during operation hours. Please see the attendant if you have questions or need help.
In addition to the four recycling convenience centers, the department operates a mobile unit that travels to five different locations in the county. The mobile unit attendant can accept household trash, newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic containers.

Mitchell/Yancey County Convenience Center Locations

Altapass

2097 Altapass Hwy, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. March 1 to October 31
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 1 to February 28

Bakersville

Highway 226, Mine Creek Road
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. March 1 to October 31
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 1 to February 29

Buladean

NC-226 Hughes Gap Rd Bakersville, NC 28705
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. March 1 to October 31
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 1 to February 30

Red Hill

NC-197 Bakersville, NC 28705
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. March 1 to October 31
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 1 to February 31

Mitchell/Yancey Landfill

300 Hickory Springs Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m

East Yancey/Burnsville Center

130 Burnsville School Road, Burnsville, NC
Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm

197N/Green Mountain Center

3805 State Highway 197 North, Burnsville, NC
Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm

Riverside Center

2030 US Highway 19-E, Mars Hill NC
Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm

Egypt/Ramseytown Center

8650 US-19, Burnsville, NC 28714
Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm

Pensacola/197S Center

8137 State Highway 197, Burnsville, NC
Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm

South Toe/NC 80S Center

300 Hickory Springs Rd, Burnsville, NC
Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm