Solid Waste Department

Mailing Address: PO Box 640, Newland, NC 28657
Phone: (828) 737-5420

The Solid Waste Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Administrative Building at

175 Linville Street, Newland, NC.

The Solid Waste Office maintains landfills and material recovery sites throughout Avery County.

In the event of inclement weather delay for county offices Solid Waste sites will follow normal county hours and will open on a delay schedule that begins at 8am. Example if there is a 2 hour delay sites will open at 10am.

Administrative Office:
Monday – Friday
8am – 4:30pm

Material Recovery Sites:
Open 5 days a week, closed Wed. and Sun.
6:30am – 6:30pm
Sat hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Avery County Transfer Station / Landfill
Monday – Friday
8am – 4:30pm
Sat hours: 9:00am - 1:00pm


The County of Avery would like to notify all residents of the following dates that the convenience centers and the county landfill will be closed for holidays that are observed by the County:

Closed on Friday, April 7th for Good Friday 

All convenience centers and the landfill will reopen on the next business day.

Thank You.


Eric Foster, Solid Waste Director

There are seven (7) Material Recovery Sites (MRS) in Avery County:

Elk Park Material Recovery Site
4201 Elk Park Hwy, Elk Park, NC 28622
(5 miles north of Banner Elk on Hwy 194)
Phone: (828) 737-5411

Sugar Mountain Material Recovery Site
266 Norwood Hollow Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604
(Across from Village of Sugar Mountain Town Hall)
Phone: (828) 898-4217

Altamont Material Recovery Site
6717 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC 28657
(2 miles south of Crossnore on US 221)
Phone: (828) 737-5415

Linville Material Recovery Site
3070 Newland Hwy, Newland, NC 28657
(3 miles south of Newland on NC 181)
Phone: (828) 737-5412

Plumtree Material Recovery Site
182 Pancake Rd, Newland, NC 28657
(Just off US 19E, Plumtree)
Phone: (828) 765-8165

Beech Mountain Material Recovery Site
33 Buckeye Lake Rd, Elk Park, NC 28622
(Just off Buckeye Lake Rd, Beech Mountain)
Phone: (828) 898-2179

Three Mile Material Recovery Site
175 Prison Camp Rd, Newland, NC 28657
(Just off ThreeMile Rd, Green Valley/Ingalls)
Phone: (828) 765-8818

Avery County Transfer Station / Landfill
2175 Brushy Creek Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(2 miles east of US 19E Hwy, Ingalls)
Phone: (828) 765-7852

The Solid Waste Department also operates a Construction and Demolition landfill located off US 19E Hwy just before the Mitchell County line. Turn onto Brushy Creek Rd, travel to the road's end. At the gate turn left to enter the landfill.

The transfer station accepts a variety of waste including the following:

  • Household trash
  • Wood debris
  • Scrap tires
  • Scrap metal
  • Automotive batteries
  • Junked cars.
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