Department Info

Convenience Center
Hours of Operation

Altapass
828.765.1160
Altapass Road, 2.5 mi. from Spruce Pine

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bakersville
828.688.3885
Highway 226, near
Mine Creek Road

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Buladean
NC Highway 226 at
Hughes Gap Road

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(no furniture or tires)

Red Hill
828.688.4459
Hwy. 197, near Hwy. 226

Tue, Fri, Sat
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 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 at
Veed Garland Road
Friday:
Poplar at Bailey Settlement Church
Saturday:
Glen Ayre near Thomas Grocery
(no tires, white goods, metal, or household furniture)

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.

Personnel

Michael Jones
Director

Daniel Byrd
Equipment Operator

Darryl Blevins
Jack Buchanan
Walter Garland
Lawrence Hughes
Robert Hughes
Lloyd Laws
Tracy Ogle
Bill Pitman
Robert Sparks
Doby Stafford
Jack Welsh

Conv. Center Attendants

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Sanitation

Michael Jones

Michael Jones, Director

E-mail: kyoung@mitchell.main.nc.us
Cell: 828.385.0296
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.

Altered Schedules for Convenience Centers & Mobile Units

CONVENIENCE CENTERS

The convenience 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
  • Saturdays, Glen Ayre

Holidays

The Sanitation Department observes the following Holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day