Sanitation

Michael Jones,
Director

E-mail: mdjones182@gmail.com
Telephone: 828.765.1160
Fax: 828.688.4443

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.

Winter Schedules for Recycling Centers & Mobile Units

Recycling Centers

The recycling centers in Altapass, Bakersville, Buladean and Red Hill are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from March 1 to October 31 and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from November 1 to February 28 each year.

Mobile Unit

The mobile unit will be open from 12:00-6:00 p.m. March 1 to October 31 and from 12:00-5:00 p.m. November 1 to February 28 each year.

The moile unit visits schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays, Little Switzerland
  • Tuesdays, Glen Ayre
  • Wednesdays, Cane Creek
  • Thursdays, Estatoe
  • Fridays, Poplar

Holidays

The Sanitation Department observes the following Holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Our Locations

The map displays the locations of the Mitchell County Recycling Centers:

Recycling Centers Hours of Operation

 

Photo of the Altapass Convenience Center, located south of Spruce Pine in the Altapass community
1 – Altapass
2097 Altapass Highway,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
828.765.1160
Altapass Road, 2.5 mi. from
Spruce Pine

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Photo of the Bakersville Convenience Center, located between Ledger and Bakersville, North Carolina
2 – Bakersville

2771-2201 S North Carolina 226,
Bakersville, NC 28705
828.688.3885
Highway 226, near
Mine Creek Road

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Photo of the Buladean Convenience Center in the Buladean community of Mitchell County, North Carolina
3 – Buladean

12498 NC-226
Bakersville, NC 28705
NC Highway 226 at
Hughes Gap Road

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(no furniture or tires)

 

Photo of the Red Hill Convenience Center in the Red Hill community of Mitchell County, North Carolina
4 – Red Hill

661 NC-197
Bakersville, NC 28705
828.688.4459
Hwy. 197, near Hwy. 226

Tue, Fri, Sat
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(no furniture or tires)

 

Mobile Unit
828.688.3885
12:00-6:00 p.m.

Monday:
Little Switzerland at Chestnut Grove Road
Tuesday:
Glen Ayre near Thomas Grocery
Wednesday:
Cane Creek in the Hawk community
Thursday:
Estatoe-Southside of US Highway 19-E
Friday:
Poplar at Bailey Settlement Church

 

MITCHELL/YANCEY LANDFILL

828.675.4043
NC Highway 80
in Yancey County

Monday-Friday:
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday:
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

 

Regular Hours
Now in Effect

Convenience centers in Altapass, Bakersville, Buladean and Red Hill are now open from
6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

PERSONNEL

Michael Jones
Director

Daniel Byrd
Eddie Garland

Michael Hylemon
Equipment Operators

Wayne Brinkley
Bill Burleson
Walter Burleson
Bobby Cain
Kevin Carpenter
Howard Davis
Fred Gardner
Larry Garland
Charles Hughes
Lawrence Hughes
Ricky Hughes
Clarence Rhinecker
Jack Welsh

Howard Yelton

Convenience Center Attendants

Online Resources

Here are some online resources concerning recycling: