Partner with the Cooking Oil Recycling Program

The COR Program would not be possible without the dedicated support of our partners. We thank those involved for their efforts! If you would like to partner with us and host a bin, please contact us at or call us at Olufemi Lewis with the children at Hillcrest School 828-253-1034 ext. 3. Blue Rid ge Biofuels maintains the bins and advertises their locations and the mission of the COR Program. We simply ask our partners to work with us on educating residents in the communities and neighborhoods where the bins are located. The COR program has been extremely successful and the amount of oil we collect from the bins pays for the maintenance of the program. We have not had a single act of vandalism or contamination at our public bins since we started the program in 2010.

The Metropolitan Sewerage District

metropolitan  sewerage district The Metropolitan Sewerage District (MSD) is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The District was created and established in 1962 by the North Carolina State Stream Sanitation Committee for the purpose of constructing and operating facilities for the treatment and disposal of the sewage generated by the political subdivisions comprising the District.

Blue Ridge Biofuels

Blue Ridge BioFuels Blue Ridge Biofuels is an employee owned business that produces and distributes biodiesel for Asheville and Western North Carolina. We supply biodiesel to public pumps in the greater Asheville region, deliver bulk on and off road biodiesel, provide BioHeat as a replacement to heating oil, and provide waste cooking oil collection services in Western NC and the Upstate of SC. All the biodiesel we sell is produced at our facility in Asheville from used cooking oil. Our biodiesel is the most sustainable alternative fuel available.

Green Opportunities

Go green opportunities Green Opportunities (GO) is an Asheville-based community-based development organization dedicated to improving lives, communities and the health of the planet through innovative green collar job training and placement programs. GO is committed to empowering low-income neighborhoods in Asheville by preparing residents for well-paying jobs, completing hands-on projects that make these neighborhoods safer and more sustainable, and linking the residents of these neighborhoods to jobs and other community resources that lead to greater empowerment.

Biofuels Center of North Carolina

Biofuels Center of NC The long-term task of the Biofuels Center of North Carolina is to develop a statewide biofuels industry sector to reduce the state’s dependence on imported petroleum. The Center’s mandate to do so is from the General Assembly and the framework for doing so is provided by North Carolina’s Strategic Plan for Biofuels Leadership.

Self Help Credit Union

Self Help Credit Union Self-Help is a community development lender, credit union, and real estate developer that works with individuals, organizations and communities traditionally underserved by conventional markets. The funds that support our work come from deposits, grants, and other investments made by individuals and institutions across the U.S.

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

ABCCM Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) creates opportunities for churches to work in collaboration and cooperation to serve the critical needs of their neighbors. ABCCM is a coalition of area churches that responds to emergency assistance needs in Asheville and Buncombe County for those incarcerated, the homeless, families in poverty and the uninsured.

Buncombe County Solid Waste

Buncombe County Government Buncombe County Government’s mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life and an effective and efficient government our citizens can trust. Our workforce is committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork. We hope that you find that spirit among our people and that the information on this website will help direct you there.

Carolina Mountain Credit Union

Carolina Mountain Credit Union Carolina Mountains CU serves a membership of more than 7,000 western North Carolina residents. Membership in CMCU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Polk, or Transylvania counties. We have branch locations in Asheville (Buncombe County), Hendersonville (Henderson County), Penrose (Transylvania County), and Rosman (Transylvania County).

Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Housing Authority of Asheville For over 75 years, the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville has strived to serve its residents by providing an affordable home and avenues to self-sufficiency. As a High Performing Housing Authority that assists over 6,000 Asheville residents, the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville (HACA) owns and operates 1,500 units of conventional public housing in 10 developments throughout Asheville. HACA also manages the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that provides rental vouchers for more than 1,350 units of housing in the private market.

Troutlily Market

Troutlily Market What started as a one day a week food co-op has blossomed into a small full service grocery market specializing in fresh, local, and organic products. Over the past couple years, Annie Louise has turned to focus on Flying Cloud Farms, growing produce and flowers for various markets around Asheville and providing CSA shares in Fairview NC.

Black Mountain Natural Foods

Troutlily Market Black Mountain Natural Foods is a small and amazingly well stocked natural food store. Our service comes from friendly, very knowledgeable, experienced people. In an effort to improve the health of people and the planet, we provide local, organic, fair trade, recycled and earth friendly products.

Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Land-of-Sky Regional Council Land-of-Sky Regional Council is a multi-county, local government planning and development organization in North Carolina. It is one of 17 such organizations in the state and serves Region B, which includes the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania.

West Village Market

West Village Market Because personal nutrition is a highly individual matter, we are committed to providing products that fill a spectrum of dietary choices.  As a neighborhood market we will reduce reliance on the automobile, helping people to shop close to home.  We support as many local suppliers as possible, moving us toward our own goal of being environmentally responsible.

Danny’s Dumpster

Danny's Dumpsters Danny’s Dumpster is an independent commercial compost and recycle hauling company in Western North Carolina. We specialize in waste reduction by offering businesses responsible disposal options and enabling them to affordably and efficiently transition their waste stream from landfill debris to renewable resources.

T-Fab/TLF, Inc.

TFAB T-Fab is a turnkey finishing company that provides a diverse range of services including sheet metal & machining, powder coating, electroplating, buffing, and polishing. We offer precision fabrication from 24 gauge to 3/8″ thick materials. We incorporate the latest CNC technology to offer all machining processes which includes turning, milling, facing, boring, threading, tapping, reaming, and drilling. Our diversity allows TLF to operate in various fields including the automotive, medical, commercial, and electronics industry. Our state-of-the-art facilities are home to some of the finest equipment found in the Southeastern United States.

Curbside Management

Curbie Curbside Management’s sole business is the collection, processing and marketing of recyclable materials. “Curbie” has provided residential recycling collection service to the City of Asheville since 1997 and has commercial agreements with businesses throughout Buncombe and Henderson Counties. In 2003, Curbside opened our Material Recovery Facility in north Asheville where we process, sort, and ship all of the recycling materials that we collect and also accept from other haulers from the surrounding counties.

French Broad Food Coop

FBFC We are dedicated to serving our owners and the WNC community by providing high quality natural foods and personal care products through a mutually beneficial exchange.

Gypsy Queen and the Asheville Food Truck Lot

Gypsy Queen Providing excellent food options to the hungry Ashevillians who seek exciting international street food. Always local, always the best ingredients at affordable prices.

Asheville City Schools Green Teams

ACS The mission of Asheville City Schools is to provide quality education in which we respect students’ individual and cultural differences, develop their talents in partnership with family and community, and ensure that they possess the life skills necessary for personal success and civic responsibility.

Ledgewood Village Apartments

Ledgewood Ledgewood Village is located in a mountaintop community offering a variety of town homes and garden style apartments. Offering one, two, three and four bedroom apartment homes with spectacular views.

Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company

Asheville Pizza We take great pride in our pizza. Our dough is made fresh daily with only the finest natural ingredients and filtered water to produce a delicious and unforgettable pizza. When it comes to craft brewed beer, we know our hops! We’ve been brewing some of the finest beer Asheville has to offer for over 10 years. Stop by either location, order a flight and try some of the great brews we’ve got on tap.

Transylvania County Landfill

Transylvania County NC The mission of the Transylvania County Solid Waste Department is to dispose of Solid Waste in such a manner that it is environmentally sound and cost effective.

Haywood County Landfill

Haywood County NC The Haywood County Solid Waste Management Department operates 10 collection “convenience” centers, a Materials Recovery Facility, and the White Oak Landfill. The 10 collection convenience centers collect household waste plus recyclables. The collection centers are staffed with Haywood County employees from 7am to 5pm.

Spruce Pine Main St./Dry Country Brewing & Pizza Shop

Spruce pine Spruce Pine Main Street is a local volunteer organization that is dedicated to reviving its downtown by celebrating the community’s culture and increasing the vibrancy of the business district. The Economic Revitalization Committee of SPMS has the primary goal to implement a community regeneration plan for businesses that will spur new growth, job growth, redevelopment, and reinvestment in the downtown commercial district of the small, naturally abundant mountain community.

Macon County Solid Waste

Macon County NC Recycling in Macon County serves many purposes. It conserves natural resources, saves energy, creates less pollution, saves our landfill space, and it puts money back into our general tax base income funds. The more we recycle the more money we generate. This will create less of a burden for us on taxes.

Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue

TFAB Prevent Harm. Be Justified. Be Ready. Be Nice. Swannanoa Fire & Rescue is a “Combination Department” with both paid Firefighters and Volunteers. Each day 6-8 Firefighters are on duty to provide immediate response to emergencies from two stations.

Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue

TFAB The Broad River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department has been providing service to our community for over 30 years. Our fire department serves one of the most challenging and diverse geographic areas in Buncombe County. Once operated by volunteers, we are now a combination department staffed Monday thru Friday 7am-4pm by professional paid firefighter/emergency medical technicians. After hours and weekends our dedicated volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians answer the calls.

WNC Agricultural Center

TFAB The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center is the home of the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, numerous horse and livestock events, large scale conferences and trade shows. Events of all sizes come here because the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center makes every aspect easy.

Wellington Community Estates

Wellington Community Estates Our family-oriented community provides a welcoming environment to come home to. We have many community amenities including a picnic shelter, clubhouse and playground. Wellington provides affordable housing in a safe, clean environment.