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For the second straight year, the Haywood County Board of Commissioners is encouraging citizens to engage in a little spring cleaning at the county’s expense.

For two weeks beginning May 19 and ending May 30, commissioners are encouraging citizens to clean out their garages, basements and attics by placing extra dumpsters at five of Haywood County’s 10 convenience centers and the Materials Recovery Facility in Clyde.


The purpose of providing the additional dumpsters is to give citizens a chance to get rid of hard to haul household items. Two extra dumpsters will be placed at each convenience center. One will be for bulky items like furniture; carpet, mattresses and scrap lumber. The other dumpster will be for scrap metal, such as bed springs, appliances and bicycles. All food must be removed from appliances.


The dumpsters will be placed at the following five convenience centers and the MRF:


  • Bethel, located on Hwy. 276, next to Bethel School (Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday)
  • Cruso, located on Hwy. 276, next to the Fire Station (Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,  Friday and Saturday)
  • Fines Creek, located on Fines Creek Rd., Exit 15 off 1-40 (Open 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
  • Hazelwood, located on Hemlock Street in Waynesville (Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday)
  • Mauney Cove, located on Mauney Cove Rd., off Hwy. 276 (Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
The Materials Recovery Facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To access the extra dumpsters at the MRF, citizens will be asked to drive over the scales to where the dumpsters are located. In addition to hard to haul items, citizens may bring old paint cans and dispose of them at each of the five participating convenience centers. Sawdust will be available at each participating center and citizens will be asked to mix the sawdust in with the paint and leave the lids off to make sure it dries out and does not present an environmental hazard.


Construction contractors will not be allowed to use the extra dumpsters, nor are they meant to replace normal activities for disposing of household trash or recyclable items.


The following items cannot be placed in the extra dumpsters: Tires, commercial and industrial waste or any hazardous liquids, including motor oil and other petroleum products, and antifreeze. For information on how and where to properly dispose of these materials, please contact the Haywood County Solid Waste Office at 627-8042 or visit the Haywood County web site at ww.haywoodnc.net.


While recyclable items should not be placed in the extra dumpsters, Haywood County encourages recycling of the following items at the 10 convenience centers and at the Materials Recovery Center:


  • Aluminum cans
  • Catalogs, magazines, newspapers, telephone books, third class mail and other paper products, such as grocery bags
  • Corrugated cardboard and household cardboard boxes (cereal, cracker, cake mix)
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Steel cans
  • Clear, green and amber glass bottles and jars
  • Used electronics, including old computers, monitors, printers and keyboards, VCRs and DVD players, small peripherals (such as cameras, PDAs and other devices that can be plugged into a computer), phone equipment, video/audio equipment, network equipment and test equipment.. THESE PRODUCTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED AT THE MATERIALS RECOVERY CENTER, NOT AT CONVENIENCE CENTERS.

The final day of the 2008 Spring Clean-Up will be May 30. Last year’s Spring Clean-Up resulted in the collection of an additional 94.39 tons of trash in a two-week period. For questions or more information, contact Haywood County Solid Waste at 627-8042.

For more information, contact:
David Teague, Public Information Coordinator
Haywood County
828-452-7305; 828-400-9691 or
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