Sanitation & Recycling

The Town of Boone provides curbside sanitation and recycling services to all town residents in order to guard our natural beauty and reduce landfill waste. Sanitation is serviced on a weekly basis while recycling is serviced bi-weekly. Both services are provided through a contract with Republic Services, Incorporated.

Sanitation and Recycling Containers

The recycling program is on a volunteer basis. The town provides free residential recycling carts, which are available by contacting either of the Public Works Department or the Republic Services, Incorporated - Boone Office.

Please place your waste container and recycling cart at the curb the night before or by 6 am on your scheduled day. If you no longer have a use for the 18-gallon recycling bin, you can place it in your new 96-gallon recycling cart so that Republic Services can recycle it. Residents that are physically unable to transport the garbage and recycling containers to and from the curb, can contact Republic Services at 828-719-3250 for pick-up arrangements.

Scheduled Pick-Ups

Residential collection of sanitation and recycling is on the same day of the week with no exceptions.  The Town of Boone has a Sanitation and Recycling Route (PDF), which may be changed periodically. Every other week, the Town of Boone picks up recycling, which is documented on the Town of Boone Recycling Calendar (PDF).


Republic Services, Inc. is closed on Christmas Day. Sanitation and recycling services are collected as scheduled on all other holidays during the year. The Christmas holiday schedule is published in the local newspapers and is announced on the local radio stations during the week prior to the holiday.

Inclement Weather

In the event of ice and snow, Republic Services will run the regular sanitation and recycling routes if the streets are passable but may be on a delayed basis.

America Recycles Day

Remember America Recycles Day is November 15th. Recycle every day because everything deserves a second chance!

Thank you for your participation in the Town of Boone’s Recycling Program!