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: www.homeenergync.org

Public Power 2020

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Engineering
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.

  • HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE: Tuesdays.

Per Republic Services' Instructions:  Place your trash container facing toward the street with wheels against the curb or gutter the night before or by 4am on your scheduled service day. Allow at least 2 feet between carts and 5 feet between carts and other objects. Make sure lids are securely shut - materials should not extend beyond the container rim.  All trash should be bagged before placing in the cart. 

  • ROUGH TRASH (flattened cardboard, 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: 
  • SIMPLY GREEN CURBSIDE PICKUP
                           OR
  • Drop-off Center behind R.O. Huffman Center. The recycling bin is emptied by Republic Services every other Thursday. Items accepted include: 

Paper:

  • Paper (staples okay)
  • Newspaper
  • Envelopes
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Brochures Magazines

 Plastic:

  • Water bottles
  • Take-out containers
  • Soda bottles
  • Bagged film plastics

 Aluminum:

  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Some small appliances

 Glass:

  • Bottles (clear, green & brown)
  • Jars
For more information about recycling correctly visit:  Recycle Right NC
Electric, Water & Sewer

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.  Sewer treatment is processed by the Town of Valdese. 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.

Vehicle Donation Program for Veterans:  https://www.vehiclesforveterans.org/north-carolina/