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.

  • The City does not provide garbage cans. (A residence can have up to 4 garbage cans.)
  • Workers will not pick up and empty flip top cans.
  • All garbage must be safely secured inside a garbage bag in order for it to be collected. Loose garbage inside a garbage can will not be collected.
  • Garbage cans should be metal or plastic, water tight, no larger than 35 gallons and weigh no more than 75 lbs when full.
  • Each bag shall not weigh more than 25 lbs and no sharp objects or jagged edges that can puncture the bag or injure sanitation worker.
  • Needles and syringes and home medications may be disposed of if properly packaged in a protective container such as a milk jug, solid plastic jug or similar container that will not puncture or tear.
  • Place all trash receptacles in a location that is convenient and readily accessible for collection. Sanitation workers shall not enter any residence or other building for the purpose of collecting garbage.
  • The customer shall be responsible for keeping the area clean and free from litter. Customer is responsible for all scattered garbage or other waste scattered because of dogs or any animals and may be required to secure the area around the garbage cans to prevent such conditions.  Failure to properly maintain the area shall be a nuisance in violation of section 8-4002 of this code.
  • The City will provide rough trash pick-up (larger items or appliances) for a fee.
  • Burke County provides convenience sites for large items; the county landfill is located on Huffman Bridge Road. 
  • Customers shall replace old worn out trashcans that do not meet requirements.

Bulk Waste

Public Works will pick up bulk waste, appliances and other items on a user fee basis. The base fee is $25.00 per collection. Call 828-438-5248 to schedule a rough trash pickup.

Burke County charges for the disposal of bulk items in the County landfill. The County also bans the disposal of white goods (appliances) and cardboard. Burke County accepts white goods for recycling. These fees and bans are to encourage recycling and discourage disposal. This is one of the reasons the City of Morganton charges a $25.00 fee for collection of these items.

Regular Schedule Holiday Schedule


Collection Schedule

The Public Works Department generaly collects trash four days a week, Monday through Thursday. The collection schedule is divided into four routes.

Check out the online map.

pw garbage route map 


Abee Street

Alexander Avenue

Alphabet Lane

Avery Avenue

Beard Street

Bouchelle Street

Brackett Street

Branch Street

Bristol Street

Brittain Place

Brookside Ln

Brooksie Street

Caldwell Street

Cascade Street

Center Street

Chestnut Street

Clark Street

Cope Street

Curtis Street

Dogwood Street

Douglas Street

East Avenue (Lenoir to E Union)

East Catawba

Ervin Road

Ervin Street

Evans Street

Faet Street

Fifth Street

Fleming Place

Fourth Avenue

Fox Place

Fox Street


Gilliam Street

Glenwood Road

Goodson Street

Harbison Street

Harold Street

Holly Place

Hwy 18 North

Jefferson Street

Jessie Drive

Kimberly Drive

Kincaid Street

Kirk Street

Laurel Hills Drive

Lee Street

Lenoir Road

Lenoir Street

Linville Street

Morehead Street

Moses Street

Mt Vista Street

Mulberry Hill

Mull Street

Newland Street

North Caldwell

North Fox Street

North Green Street

North Street

Oak Street

Park Street

Patterson Street

Pennell Street

Pine Street

Powe Street

Ridge Street

Rockyford Street

Roper Alley

Roper Street

Sanford Drive (NC 181 to Kirksey)

Second Street

Setzer Street

Sharon Street

Sherwood Place

Short Street

Smokerise Drive

Spainhour Street

Starrett Lane

Summit Street

Tate Street

Taylor Street

Ula Street

View Street

Vine Arden

Waighstill Street

Walker Street

Wedgewood Court

Wedgewood Drive

Wesley Drive

Williams Street

Wilson Street

Woodside Place

Woodside Street

York Street



Alpine Street

Ashford Street

Beechmont Drive

Belvedere Drive

Birdie Place

Bost Road

Brittain Drive

Brookstone Drive

Butler Hollow Lane

Calvin Heights

Camelot Drive

Carbon City Road (Marshall +)

Carriage Hills Drive

Case Street

Causby Road

Cherry Street

Claywell Street

Clear Water Drive

Collett Street

Conley Road

Coulter Street

Council Oak Boulevard

Crestview Lane

Crosscreek Drive

Davis Drive

Delwood Drive

Elm Street

Fernwood Drive

Foxfire Drive

Franklin Street

Frog Hollow Lane

Garden Place

Gilesbrook Street

Glendale Street

Greenwood Place

Hamp Street

Hawthorne Lane

Hickory Hills Drive

Higgins Court

Hillside Lane

Howard Street

Hwy 70

Independence Boulevard

Industrial Boulevard

Jim Grady Road

Johnson Street

Kela Court

Kela Drive

Keller Street

Kinwood Street

Lattimer Lane

Laurel Wood

Linden Street

Lost Corner Road

Louise Street

Lovers Lane

Lynn Court

Maplewood Drive

Michaels Street

Montrose Drive

Mountain View Street

Myrtle Street

Normandy Drive

North Anderson

North Anderson Extension

North College Street

North Council Oaks Street

North King Street

North Meadows Road

North Sterling Street

North Terrace Place

North Terrace Street

Northwood Court

Northwood Drive

Oak Bluff Lane

Parkland Street

Pearson Drive

Pinewood Drive

Polly Street

Poplar Street

Redbud Drive

Reep Drive

Rink Street

River Ridge Drive

Riverside Court

Riverside Drive

Riverview Drive

Rockview Lane

Rutherford Place

Sanford Drive W (E Union to NC 181)

Shuffler Road

Silvercreek Road

South Meadows

St Marys Church Road

St Marys Court

Stoney Top Drive

Surrey Street

VFW Road

Walton Road

West Catawba

West Park Drive

White Pine Lane

Whitley Road

Woodbine Terrace

Woodcliff Drive

Woodland Drive

Woodland Place

Woodsway Court

Woodsway Lane

Benview Lane

Mill Creek Court

Riverwoods Drive

Tucker Lane

Winding Creek Court

Winding Creek Drive


Air Park Drive

Alwran Street

Ann Street

Asheville Street

Aspen Lane

Barbour Drive

Bay Street

Bluebird Ln

Bolick Street

Bowers Place

Brick Street

Brookwood Place

Burkemont Avenue

Camp Street

Carbon City Road (McDonald’s to KFC)

Carbon Drive

Carbondale Lane

Cedar Street

Christopher Lane

Circle Court

Cline Street

Colony Drive

Conley Street

Country Club Drive

Courtney Street

Cox Street

Craftsman Drive

Creekside Drive

Dale Circle

Edgewood Avenue

Enola Road

Erwin Street

Falls Street

Fletcher Street

Forest Hill Street

Golf Course Road

Grandview Court

Green Lee Ford

Greenbriar Lane

Hailey Place

Harris Drive

Hawkins Street

Henredon Road

Herron Street

Highlander Street

Holland Drive

Hopewell Road

Hudson Street

Hwy 64

Jamestown Road

Jones Street

Josephine Lane

Knob Creek Lane

Lee Loop

Logan Street

Lyman Court

Lytle Street

Magnolia Drive

McDowell Street

McEntire Avenue

McKesson Street

Mimosa Hills Drive

Mimosa Street

Moose Street

Murphy Street

New Street

North Matthews Street

Oak Grove Street

Old 18

Patton Street

Raintree Drive

Raintree Lane

Ramsey Street

Regan Street

Rhyne Street

Riverhills Drive

Riverhills Lane

Robey Street

Rockett Street

Romarco Road

Ross Street

Sageview Lane

Salem Road

Shady Rest Road

Smith Street

South Anderson Street

South Anderson Street

South College Street

South King Street

South King Street

South Matthews Street

South Sterling Stret

Spa Street

Starmount Circle

Valley Street

Walker Road

Warlick Street

W Concord Street

W Meeting

W Parker Road

W Union

Wilson Drive

Woodbridge Apartments


Alice Street

Amherst Road

Ash Street

Barber Street

Beach Street

Berry Street

Bethel Road

East Bethel Road

Bayern Crest

Bethel Street

Bethel Street

Bickett Street

Birchwood Drive

Brown Avenue

Burke Drive

Butler Street

Carolina Street

Castlegate Drive

Chestnut Street

Church Street

Coffey Street

Constitution Drive

Crayton Street

Cross Street

Curlee Street

Dickenson Street

Dixon Street

East Avenue (E. Union to E. Meeting)

East Bethel Road

East Commons Drive

E Concord Street

E Meeting

E Parker Road

E Union

East View Street

Ervindale Lane

Farmhaven Way

Fleming Drive

Foothills Drive

Forest Street

Freedom Trail

Gantt Street

Golden Lane

Harry Drive

Henry's Glen Drive

Heritage Lane

High Gate Drive

High Ridge Drive

Hilltop Street

Hogan Street

Horizon Court

Hoyle Street

Huffman Street

Hunting Creek

Hunting Lane

Independence Trail

Inglewood Drive

Ivy Court

Kenmore Street

Kilmore Street

Kirksey Drive

Knollwood Drive

Lackey Street

Lane Street

Lenoir Road Ext. North of Kirksey

Liberty Trail

Maple Lane

McGalliard Street

Meeting Place

Morgan Drive

Mullholland Blvd

Murphy Court

North Ridge Drive

Oakridge Drive

Oakwood Street

Old Mill Drive

Ones Br Court

Ora Place

Overlook Drive

Park Place Avenue

Parker Lane

Perry Street

Pinebark Court

Poteat Street

Randall Road

Randolph Street

Rebel Run Street

Ridgedale Drive

Ridgeside Terrace

Sandy Run Drive

Scroggs Court

Sequoyah Hills

Shore Drive

Shuping Street

Simpson Drive

Sloan Avenue

South Green

South View Street

Stacey Street

Steakhouse Road

Stephens Drive

Tabernacle School Road

Tennessee Street

Timber Court

Tulip Court

Valdese Avenue

Valley View Street

Victory Point

Vine Street

Vine Arden Ext.

Virginia Street

West Commons

West Fleming Drive

White Street

Willowbrook Drive

Willowridge Drive

Woodlawn Drive

Woodsfield Way



2021 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

Garbage pickup may be delayed or moved up a day depending on what day of the week holidays fall. 

New Years Day — Friday, January 1st

Garbage collection will be on regular schedule all week.

Martin Luther King Junior Day — Monday, January 18th

No collection Monday. Collection on a one-day delay all week.

Good Friday — Friday, April 2nd

Garbage collection will be on regular schedule all week.

Memorial Day — Monday, May 31st

No collection Monday. Collection on a one-day delay all week.

Independence Day — Monday, July 5th

No collection Monday. Collection on a one-day delay all week.

Labor Day — Monday, September 6th

No collection Monday. Collection on a one-day delay all week.

Veteran’s Day — November 11th

City offices closed on Thursday. Thursday's garbage collection route will be collected on Friday.

Thanksgiving Holiday — November 25th & 26th  

Monday through Wednesday will be on regular schedule, but Thursday's route will be collected a day early on Wednesday.

Christmas Holiday — December 23th & 24th

Monday through Wednesday will be on regular schedule, but Thursday's route will be collected a day early on Wednesday.

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