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Public Works Director: Roger Burleson
202 Church St, PO Box 188
Drexel, NC 28619
Phone: (828) 437-7421
Fax: (828) 437-4661
After Hours Utility Problems: (828) 430-1794

For energry saving tips visit:

 Public Works is recognized with a Safety Award from ElectriCities for "No Lost Time Accidents":


West Consultants, Morganton Office, (828) 433-5661

Solid Waste & Streets
Residential Solid Waste collection is provided by Republic Service. The Town of Drexel provides street and sidewalk maintenance, leaf collection, residential yard waste disposal, and bulk item disposal.

Garbage pick up schedule for residents of the Town of Drexel:
  • Household Garbage: Tuesdays 
  • Rough Trash (furniture, appliances, bulky items, etc.): Mondays and Fridays
  • Yard waste (limbs and brush): Mondays and Fridays
  • Leaves: picked up curbside during the months of November and December
  • Recycling Drop-off Center behind R.O. Huffman Center

Water & Electric
The Town of Drexel purchases its water from the City of Morganton. The Town operates 2 elevated tanks for a daily storage capacity of 1.0 MGD. The Town of Drexel is also a public power community and a member of North Carolina Municipal Power Agency I. We provide electric service to 1200 customers.