828-389-0089 mpullium@claync.org

Solid Waste

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1160 Hinton Center Road
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-9133
E-mail: clayco.solidwaste@claync.org

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.

The Clay County Transfer Station is CLOSED on Wednesdays of each work week 

*For information on pricing per pound to dump trash and information about the purchase of dump permits please contact the transfer station at 828-389-9133 

You can make a difference by learning what and how to recycle. County employees sort recyclables by hand, so your actions will not only make their job easier but also help the County recover more money. By recycling you can keep solid waste costs under control and keep Clay County beautiful.


Recycle These Items Free

Plastic Bottles, 1’s & 2’s only – The # is usually within a triangle on the bottom, or near the bottom of the container. For example, most soft drink and water bottles are #1’s. Milk and laundry soap jugs are usually #2’s.
Aluminum cans
Corrugated Cardboard
Scrap Metal including appliances such as clothes washers & refrigerators
Mixed Paper, including newspapers, magazines, junk mail and cereal boxes. If its paper and not corrugated it goes in this category.
Motor Oil
Car type batteries. Flashlight and other types of batteries are not recyclable.

How You Can Help

Rinse all containers
Remove lids from plastic bottles
Place recyclables loose in the bins. No bags.
You do not have to remove any labels.
Don’t put soiled items such as paper towels, paper plates, or napkins in the recycling bins.
Break down corrugated boxes if possible.

Not Recyclable

Plastics with the #s 3-9 such as in yogurt or margarine containers.
Glass bottles. Recycling glass bottles is not feasible at present because of our location, shipping costs, minimum load
requirements, current and historical selling prices, infrastructure costs, labor costs, fuel costs, etc. We continue to monitor
current pricing.

Not Accepted

Ask at the Transfer Station about how to dispose of these properly

Old cars, boats and trailers
Liquid Latex and Oil Paint
Medical Waste
Fluorescent Light Ballasts