The Public Works Department is located in the Operations Center at 704 Arlington Ave, Albemarle, NC. We, the employees of the Public Works Department, are dedicated to the providing courteous, safe and cost-effective service to support the operation, management and administration for activities related to the following divisions:
Administration: Coordinates all departmental activities. Our administrative office receives all calls, requests, comments and/or complaints and directs them to the proper division for resolution. We provide oversight of the City’s residential waste collection with our contractor Waste Management.
Fleet Maintenance: The City Garage maintains and repairs a wide range of vehicles and equipment including all police and fire vehicles, street equipment, water, sewer and electric trucks, and solid waste disposal and compaction equipment; in essence, everything with wheels.
Warehouse: The City Warehouse serves as the central storage facility for over $3 million dollars of inventory. Personnel are responsible for receiving, inventorying and issuing repair supplies for the City’s electric, water and sewer distribution services. In addition, the Warehouse also maintains the City’s fuel dispensing operations located at the Operations Center which includes the Fuelmaster fuel management system.
Streets: Our Streets Division is responsible for the maintenance, repair and revitalization of our streets and sidewalks, street sign installation and maintenance, storm drainage, street sweeping and vacuuming, beautification of our downtown areas including tree lighting, mowing of our public rights-of-way, street closures for events, snow and ice removal and issues pertaining to garbage and trash collection.
Residential Collection Services: We provide oversight for the collection and disposal of residential solid waste including once per week residential garbage and trash pickup, yard waste and seasonal loose leaf collection and white goods pickup. These services are provided by our contractor Waste Management.
Solid Waste Facility: The City of Albemarle Solid Waste and Recycling Facility is located at 40592 Stony Gap Road in Albemarle, NC. This 540+ acre facility operates a Subtitle D Landfill and a Construction & Demolition Landfill along with providing a land clearing and yard waste area and recycling programs for white goods and appliances, scrap tires, electronics and a variety of other items. It is permitted to accept waste from all of Stanly County and is operated as an enterprise fund; no tax dollars support the operation of this facility.