Public Works Department
Public Works Department
Maintenance / Sanitation / Recycling / Sewer / Town Streets
308 Ecology Street
Spindale, NC 28160
Public Works Director: Gary Morgan
Contact Number (828) 286-2206
Establishing Sewer Service:
For new construction, contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206 to confirm that sewer is available in the area and to locate the closest sewer main. Before a sewer tap can be installed to the main the property owner must pay a tapping fee to the town. The Town's Public Works Department must inspect all sewer taps as they are installed. Installation of sewer taps to the town's main line must be done by a licensed plumber and a backflow preventer must also be installed on all new taps and repairs to lines.
Sewer and sanitation charges will be billed by Broad River Water Authority on the same invoice as the water bill. Sewer fees will consist of water consumption determined by BRWA meter readings. Click here for a listing of tap fees and current sewer rates.
If you notice a sewer spill please contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206 immediately. If you notice the spill after regular working hours of 7:00am to 3:30pm please call the Public Works Department and there will be a emergency voicemail option and please leave a detailed recorded message of the location of the spill and a telephone number where you can be reached at and one of our sewer technicians will respond immediately.
The Town maintains and performs preventive maintenance yearly on the town's main sewer lines by state regulations. Although occasionally a blockage may occur in the sewer main. The town is only responsible for the sewer main and not responsible for the business or homeowner's personal sewer line. If you are experiencing problems with your sewer please contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206. After regular working hours of 7:00am to 3:30pm please call the Public Works Department and there will be a emergency voicemail option and please leave a detailed recorded message of your address and a telephone number where you can be reached and one of our sewer technicians will contact you.
A backflow valve can be vital to prevent sewer backup into a business or residence. Backflow Valves are required on all new sewer taps or sewer repairs and must be done by a licensed plumber. If you are interested in more information or how your place of business or residence could benefit from the installation of a backflow preventer contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
Prohibited Discharge and Proper Grease Disposal
The Town's Sewer Use Ordinance prohibits the disposal of grease, oil, paint and large amounts of chemicals into the collection system. Businesses that operate a restaurant are required to have a grease trap installed and should be cleaned and maintained to work properly. Grease can build up and can cause major problems in sewer lines. If you would like more information on proper grease disposal contact the Public Works Department (828) 286-2206 or visit City Hall and request a proper grease disposal pamphlet.
Storm Drains are mostly located near the curb of streets and discharge directly into area creeks and streams. Storm drains or run off water are not to be connected to the sewer system. If you notice a missing or broken storm drain cover or manhole cover please report this immediately to the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
Garbage, Recycling, And Yard Waste Collection
Residential garbage collection routes run on Monday, Tuesday , and Wednesday. Business garbage routes vary depending on the location of the business and the number of pickups per week. To find out your scheduled pick up day contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206. Brush, Demo, Yard waste routes vary depending on demand. The town will pickup one flatbed full of brush,demo or yard waste at a residence per week. If you have more than what a flatbed can hold the town will provide additional pickup at a residence for a fee. $50 for a half truckload and $100 for a full truckload. Please contact the Public Works Department if you need additional pickup.
The Town uses 95 gallon roll out garbage containers. This container should be sufficient for most residence and businesses. If more garbage space is needed additional containers can be purchased. Contact City Hall at (828) 286-3466.
Placement of Container
The container needs to be placed at or near the curb/street by 7:00am of you scheduled pickup. Please do not block sidewalks, driveways, etc. All garbage needs to be placed inside of the container and not around the container with the lid shut securely. The container should be removed from the street and placed back at the residence/business by the end of the collection day.
If your container becomes damaged through normal use the town will fix or replace the container at no cost. If it can be shown that the container was damaged deliberately or from misuse. The town will replace the container at a charge.
To report stolen containers please contact the Spindale Police Department at (828) 286-3464.
The rollout containers are the property of The Town of Spindale and each container has its own unique set of numbers associated with each address. If you are moving please leave the container at that residence and contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
Disabled Customer rollout service
The town provides a rollout service for residents that are disabled and not able to roll out their cart to the curb/street. If you need this service please contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
Garbage Container Restrictions
Do Not place ashes, chemicals, or any flammable liquids, dirt, rocks, building materials, automobile parts, construction material, or any other heavy metal objects in the rollout container.
Leaf Collection Pickup
The Town of Spindale provides curbside/street leaf collection service from late October until the end of March. Leaves must be raked up into piles that our leaf collection truck can get to. The leaf piles need to be free of any debris such as sticks, rocks, and other debris. When leaf season is over all leaves must be bagged up in bags and placed at the curb/street to be picked up.
Yard Waste/Demo Pickup
Yard waste and Demo must be placed at the curb/street to be removed. These routes are run on a weekly basis and depending on the need. Yard waste and demo must be placed to where individual articles can easily be handled by one individual. No material exceeding seven (7) inches in diameter and ten (10) feet in length will be removed by the town. Grass, hedge clippings, and leaves need to be placed in bags for collection, except during the designated leaf season. Any questions on items that need to be picked up contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
The Town will provide each residence with one(1) 95 gallon recycling rollout cart. To receive a recycling rollout cart please contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206 or go to City Hall.
Recycling routes run on Thursdays on a bi-weekly schedule. After receiving your cart you will be notified of when your first pick up will be. Place the recycle carts at the curb/street by 7:00am of the day of pickup and remove from curb/street by the end of the day after pickup.
Spindale now has curbside recycling, If you would like to participate please stop by the Town Hall between 1PM-5PM weekdays to request your container @ no additional charge. Curbside recycling is once every two weeks and only on Thursdays. The Recycling location behind the First Baptist Church will be discontinued in the future. For additional Information please contact Public Works at the number listed above.
Do not place recycle items in bags or containers. All cardboard boxes need to be broken down before placed in recycling cart. For more information about recycling Click Here or call Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
The Town consist of Town maintained and State maintained streets inside city limits. If you have concerns or have a street in need of repair, contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206. If it is a State maintained street please contact the Department of Transportation – Road Maintenance Division at (828) 286-3433.
Street Light Outages
If you are experiencing a street light outage contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206.
Street Signs Damaged/Missing
Contact the Public Works Department at (828) 286-2206 to report any missing or damaged street signs.
The town owns and maintains the cemetery located on Kentucky St. To purchase a Town cemetery plot contact City Hall at (828) 286-3466.