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County Commissioners Proclaim May 14-19 Community Pride Week, Hazardous Waste Collection May 19

May 7, 2012.  The Watauga County Board of Commissioners have designated May 14 – 19  as “Community Pride Week” with the goal of improving the appearance of Watauga County. During this week Watauga County residents will have an opportunity to dispose of many types of waste for no charge, including old furniture, yard debris, appliances, electronics and household hazardous waste. This does not apply to commercial haulers or businesses.

“This week is all about working together to protect and conserve our vast natural resources, which is essential to the continued quality of life for the residents of Watauga County,” said Commission Chairman Nathan Miller. “We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for residents to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible way.”

Following is a list of Community Pride Week events. All events are free for Watauga County residents.


Free Disposal of Residential Debris

When: Monday, May 14 – Saturday, May 19

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. –  4 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Watauga County Landfill

336 Landfill Road

What: appliances, tires, furniture, metal, asphalt (no asphalt shingles), brick, cement, rocks, brush (no stumps)


Household Hazardous Waste Day

Residential only, no commercial waste

When: Saturday, May 19

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Watauga County Landfill

336 Landfill Road

What: paint, household batteries, NiCad batteries, lead-acid batteries (car type), antifreeze, ethylene, gasoline, lighter fluid, solid and liquid pesticides, oxidizers, used oils, household cleaners, etc.


Pharmaceutical Take-Back

“To keep our rivers and our children safe.”

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Food Lion (3 locations)

1. Hwy 321 near Wal-Mart

2. Hwy 421/Old Hwy 421

3. Blowing Rock

Foscoe Fire Department on Highway 105

Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Department on Bethel Road

What: All prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies


No Questions Asked

Please contact Lisa Doty, Recycling Coordinator at lisa.doty@watgov.org, or call 828-265-4852 or 828-264-5305 for more information about Community Pride Week or with questions about recycling.