Updated Information on Altapass Convenience Center Fire

Work is continuing on assessing the damage to the Altapass Convenience Center and preparing it to re-open. The Center will remain closed until further notice. Workers are re-attaching electrical connections and testing equipment to see what will work for the rest of this week. An announcement of the re-opening of the center will be made after this work is completed, hopefully some time next week.

Until the center can re-open, residents taking their garbage to the Altapass facility can use the Bakersville Convenience Center (located on the side of NC 226 in the Snow Creek community), the Mitchell/Yancey Landfill, or use the mobile collection units that visit locations in the county on the following schedule:

Mondays – Little Switzerland
Tuesdays – Glen Ayre
Wednesdays -Cane Creek/Hawk
Thursdays – Estatoe
Fridays – Poplar

For more information on the Altars closure along with details on sanitation services for Mitchell County residents, please visit the Sanitation Department web page.