Convenience Centers

The Public Services Department provides seven Convenience Centers to collect the County’s solid waste and recyclables.



The locations are:


226 Site
3809 NC 226
Marion, NC 28752

Phone:  828-652-4479


Crooked Creek
2951 Bat Cave Road
Old Fort, NC 28762

Phone: 828-668-9550


720 Vein Mountain Road
Nebo, NC 28761


5730 Hwy 70 West
Old Fort, NC 28762

Phone:  828-724-4584


2688 Old Hwy #10 East
Nebo, NC 28761

Phone: 828-659-7041


Sugar Hill
59 Mud Cut Road
Marion, NC 28752
Phone:  828-738-3523


200 Coats American Road
Marion, NC 28752
Phone:  828-756-7188

The Hwy 226 site is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening.  The other six centers are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday the same hours. Hours are subject to change for holidays and inclement weather.  Each of the centers takes bagged household waste in addition to newspapers, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, glass containers, and plastic.  Used motor oil is accepted at the 226 South Site.


Recycling Flyer


Please visit this page for information about the Transfer Station.  


Below is a map of the convenience centers and other county facilities that accept recyclable materials. Click on the icons to find the location closest to your home or business. For more information, please contact McDowell County Public Services at 828-659-2521.



View McDowell County Waste Disposal and Recycling Locations in a larger map.