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Spend a Day at the Landfill


Ever wonder what happens to your garbage once it leaves your back door or driveway?  Normally when you think of the landfill, you probably just think of a place where trash is buried.

However, the Buncombe County Solid Waste Department has many programs that not only dispose of trash and improve our methods of recycling, but even generate electricity.

Follow along with landfill employees to learn all about these revolutionary processes in a "Day in the Life" of the Solid Waste Department. See firsthand how these employees work to efficiently dispose of our garbage in a green way. 

For more information about the Solid Waste Department, the landfill, Electronic Waste Recycling Day, the Gas-to-Energy Project, and more, visit buncombecounty.org/solidwaste.