“We need to have more transfer stations available for recycling. We also need more waste receptacles that are routinely serviced.”
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Letter: Start taking pride in WNC
“I hope people start to realize how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful, unique place and start taking some pride in their home.”
As bears emerge from hibernation, animal-resistant receptacles are key
For many Asheville residents, seeing a bear at their trash can is a bucket-list item, the pinnacle of mountain living. But as exciting as a bear sighting can be, interactions with the furry, four-legged natives can quickly spell problems for bears and humans alike.
Take out the trash
Letter: Message of ‘Wake’ goes ignored in Asheville
“The ‘Wake’ is so timely, and yet also completely ignored, fitting Asheville perfectly!”
Gone and bear it
Letter: Leaf pickup policy needs another look
“The city’s policy of dumping leaves and other yard trash out of the plastic bags holding them and leaving the bags lying in the gutter is contributing to plastic ending up in the ocean.”
Wildlife officials and advocates talk trash — and bears
Municipal officials, wildlife experts and WNC residents talk bear-resistant trash cans, bird feeders and educational initiatives designed to protect citizens and wildlife living in close proximity to each other.
Local agencies work to improve water quality in Buncombe & Madison counties
This week, Xpress looks at the network of agencies and organizations working in Buncombe and Madison counties to improve water quality and position the French Broad as the region’s next great tourist attraction.
Letter writer: Stop littering roads with signs
‘Please, I beg you, stop littering our roads with signs. What must visitors to our beautiful city think when they see all those ugly signs?’
A hole new world
Letter writer: Turning trash into cash
“Do we not see this trash and how it impacts everyone’s quality of life or do we just not care? Let’s begin to see the trash, and then ask for better for our city, our families, our guests and ourselves.”
Letter writer: Welcome to TrAsheville?
“So here is my challenge to the Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for 2017: Create a few dozen part-time jobs, and title them Street Sweeps.”
Asheville Downtown Association to meet with city officials over trash, policing, toplessness
The Asheville Downtown Association will meet with city of Asheville staff and elected officials Oct. 21 to discuss a number of issues that “can no longer be overlooked,” according to an email to its members. The issues include trash, recycling, street sweeping, panhandling, transients, drugs and topless women.
Asheville City Council approves fee increases
At an early meeting with only five of its usual seven members, Asheville City Council approved increases in water, trash and parking fees, among others.
PHOTOS: UNC Asheville dumpster dives into waste reducing competition
Coming down the stairs of Ramsey Library, students and faculty faced the unmistakable smell of UNC Asheville’s trash. Despite the cold, grounds workers and the recycling coordinator, Zig, searched for recyclable and compostable items discarded in trashcans and sorted them on a large blue tarp on the quad. The demonstration was part of Recyclemania, an international competition to increase recycling and reduce waste.
No one likes unexplained rules
Recently there have been notifications of a "new Asheville trash system" in our neighborhood. There have been notifications placed on top of the rolling trash carts, and then this Wednesday, July 20, our street received handouts saying what the city would do if we did not follow your "orders." I am wondering as to why […]
Downtown Asheville residents Jeff and Karen Lazzaro want to make one thing perfectly clear: They couldn’t care less whether you smoke or not. However, they do have a real problem with folks who dispose of their cigarette butts carelessly—especially those who should know better. The reasons are simple, they say. Cigarette butts are one of […]