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January 2021 | Volume 61
Important Info from N.C. Department of Health & Human Services regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
Important Information about the Town's Recycling Program
With the delivery of 1,435 blue recycling carts to our households as of the end of December, and the remaining 650 to be delivered in January, the Public Works Department has received a number of questions about what is or is not recyclable. The “YES” and “NO” decals on the top of every cart show in broad terms what is recyclable. However, some household items are not covered by the decals. The lists below are copied from the website of our contracted recycling contractor, Curbie, and can be found at http://www.curbie.com/ .

What may I recycle?

Metal Cans

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Tin

Only food, beverage, personal care or household plastic containers (jugs, tubs, bottles and jars)

  • Glass Bottles and Jars (clear, brown, green)
  • Milk & Juice Cartons
  • Juice Boxes

Mixed Paper

  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Cereal boxes
  • Egg cartons (paper)
  • Envelopes
  • Manila envelopes
  • Office paper
  • Paper
  • Phone books
  • Glossy paper
  • Post-It-Notes
  • Brown paper bags
  • Paper towel rolls

 Lay flat under cart if there is not room inside the cart:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
 
What cannot be recycled?

  • No Plastic Shopping Bags
  • No Plastic Garbage Bags
  • No Plastic Film
  • No Cereal Liner Bags
  • No Ziplock or Sandwich Bags
  • No Dry Cleaning Bags
  • No Shrink Wrap
  • No Plastic Bubble Wrap
  • No Chip Bags
  • No Plastic Six-Pack Beverage Rings
  • Strapping around packages
  • Wires from appliances

Plastic bags and strapping clogs up Curbie's recycling machinery, and cause wasted time and equipment damage. Plastic bags and other film plastic are very difficult for Curbie to handle in our Material Recovery Facility. Please keep plastic bags out of recycling carts and drop-off bins. They clog up our equipment and can cause a lot of wasted time and even equipment damage. At least twice a day, we have to shut the entire sorting facility down and send in people with box cutters to cut the plastic bags out by hand.

If you use bags to collect recycling around your house or office, we encourage you to please empty the items into the cart, but do not include the bag. Better yet, use a tub, box or bucket to collect recycling and reuse it each week.

Because we love to recycle, we hate to turn anything away, but there actually ARE some things we can’t accept at Curbie. Here are the top ten items that Curbie receives but can’t accept: 

  1. Plastic Bags
  2. Paper towels
  3. Aluminum foil
  4. Black microwaveable trays
  5. Plastic film (bubble wrap, plastic wrap)
  6. Styrofoam / packing peanuts
  7. Dishes
  8. Mirror and window glass
  9. Motor Oil bottles
  10. Metal items that are not cans-- like frying pans/pots
 
Why does the driver leave some materials in the recycling bin?

Unfortunately, not everything is recyclable. There are certain things like Styrofoam, pizza boxes, and plastic bags that the program cannot accept and the driver may leave these items in your cart and/or hang an “OOPS” tag on your blue cart to remind you to be careful with your recycling. Be sure you know which items are accepted so that you place only the proper items in the carts. Non-recyclable items in the recycling carts are considered contaminants. These contaminants will require extra sorting and may result in the rejection of an entire load of recyclables.

If you have any questions about the new blue recycling carts or recycling in general, you can contact Curbie at 828.252.2532 or the Public Works Department at 828.645.0606.
Saturday Music Series on YouTube
As most are aware, the Town had to cancel its Saturday Music Series in the Main Street Nature Park this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to continue providing the opportunity for our local artists to perform, we have recorded these performances and uploaded them to the Town's YouTube channel at Weaverville, NC Government Channel. Go online and subscribe to watch performances by our local artists!



Progress on the New Community Center
Construction Expected to be Complete May 2021!
Aerial Photography by Robert Mitchell, Hummingbird Aerial Imaging
Town of Weaverville
Mayor & Town Council


Al Root, Mayor

Doug Jackson, Vice Mayor

Dottie Sherrill, Councilwoman

Patrick Fitzsimmons, Councilman

Andrew Nagle, Councilman

Jeff McKenna, Councilman


Town Manager
Selena Coffey, MPA, ICMA-CM

Town Hall Physical Location:
30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787

Phone:  
(828) 645-7116

Town Hall Business Hours:
8:30am- 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Town Council Meetings:
4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm
Meeting at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street

Town Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes: