Public Works Department

The Public Works Department provides sanitation and street services for the City of Morganton The department maintains the City cemeteries, public grounds, mini-parks, and beautification projects. Public Works also cleans and maintains City streets and provides vehicle services to other City departments.

Public Works also maintains landscaping for the Historic Burke County Courthouse.

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Scott Lookadoo
Public Works Director

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Cemetery Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (6:30 am to 3:00 pm in July and August). 828-438-5379

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The City of Morganton Public Works Department provides weekly back yard residential garbage collection to City of Morganton residents. Only six percent of municipalities in North Carolina provide back yard collection.

  • Garbage cans should be 35 gallons or less.
  • A residence can have up to 4 garbage cans.
  • The City does not provide garage cans.
  • Workers will not pick up and empty flip top cans.
  • The City does will provide rough trash pick-up (larger items or appliances) for a fee.
  • Burke County provides convenient sites for large items; the county landfill is located on Huffman Bridge Road. 

Regular Schedule Holiday Schedule

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Leaf collection starts in October and continues as needed through January. Public Works collects leaves every two weeks during leaf season at no charge to residents. However, after January residents must pay a $25.00 to have loose leaves collected. Residents should pile leaves as close to the road as possible without blocking the road or sidewalks.

Leaf Collection Schedule

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Public Works manages a recycling center on Golf Course Road. Residents can recycle aluminum and steel cans, cardboard, glass, mixed paper, newsprint and plastics 1 and 2. The paper and plastic containers are emptied once a week. The glass and can container is emptied every two weeks.

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The City's solid waste fee is $10.00 per month per household. For that fee, residents receive weekly back yard garbage collection, curbside yard waste services, and access to a recycling center. Approximately 68% of municipalities charge user fees for residential garbage collection, with an average monthly fee of $9.99, and only 6% of North Carolina municipalities provide back yard collection!

Rough trash and bulk waste pickup is $25.00 per collection.

Loose leaf collection is free during leaf season. Between January and September, loose leaves will be collected for a $25.00 fee.

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Location
96 Kirk St.
Morganton, NC 28655

Mailing Address
City of Morganton
Public Works Department
PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC 28680-3448

 

Scott Lookadoo
Director

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Teresa Massey
Senior Adminsitrative Specialist
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Steven Mills
Cemetery and Grounds Supervisor
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Jeff Waycaster
Equipment Services Supervisor
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City Contact

828-437-8863

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Staff Directory

305 E. Union St. Ste A100
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