What is Asheville GreenWorks?
Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take action to care for the places we love to live.
With thousands of volunteers, we engage the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Through our work, Asheville has been designated as a Tree City USA for 36 years.
Number of volunteers: 3,215
River and roadside cleanups: 216
Pounds of litter collected by hand: 33,170
Trees planted in Buncombe County: 374
Tons of materials collected at Hard 2 Recycle events: 107,000 lbs
Tires collected at Tire Amnesty Days: 5,909, filling 6 tractor trailers
Number of students engaged in environmental education: 5,964
Click HERE if you're interested in helping out!
Saturday May 6th
River / Tire Cleanup
Help us remove tires from the French Broad River. We're bringing out the Jon Boats to motor up to the dump site. Canoes, kayaks, tools and gear will be supplied. This one should be FUN.
10am to 2pm
Woodfin Riverside Park
1598 Riverside Drive, Woodfin NC
Sign up HERE
Saturday/Sunday May 13th & 14th
Tire Amnesty Days
The free tire collection returns to the Sears Asheville Mall side parking lot. Accepting all types of tires on or off rims. (Car, truck, motorcycle, tractor)
10am to 5pm (both days)
Sears 1 South Tunnel Road, Asheville
For more info click HERE
May 20th - Clean Streams Day
River, Creek and Roadside Cleanup
Get your team together for the 41st annual clean streams day cleanup. We will be tackling creeks, rivers and roads to get ready for the summer river season. After cleanup party sponsored by Highland Brewing Company and French Broad Outfitters.
9am to 2pm (cleanup)
2pm to 4pm (party)
230 Hominy Creek Road, Asheville
Sign up yourself or team HERE