Public Works

 
The primary functions of this Department are street and sidewalk construction and maintenance (including street rights-of-way), solid waste and recycling collection, parks maintenance and landscaping, fleet maintenance, building maintenance and storm water construction and maintenance.

The Public Works Director is C.J. O'Neill, PE. Mr. O'Neill has served the Town since 2006 and can be reached at 704-708-1242 or e-mail.

The Public Works Department is located at 1600 Tank Town Road, Matthews, NC 28105.
Hours of operation are: Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm.
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Important Effective 3/25/20:
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Republic Services has made the following changes to their pickup services effective Monday, March 23 until further notice:
- Bulk item pick-up and yard waste collection are suspended. 
- Limiting pick-up to cart content only. 
- Contaminated or potentially contaminated household waste must be double bagged. 
Also, if you are in quarantine, we are requesting that you do not recycle at all, for the period of  quarantine.

Please adhere to these temporary changes to service and help us keep employees and citizens safe.



* New Recycling can colors:

As of May 15, 2019 recycling cans that are replaced or provided to new residences will be blue with a light blue lid, instead of the current green can. This is a result of Republic Services new company standard. Republic will continue to service the green cans for recycling also.

* New trash can colors:


As of May 26, 2017 trash cans that are replaced or provided to new residences will be blue with a black lid, instead of the current blue. This is a result of Republic Services new company standard. Republic will continue to service the blue cans for trash also.


 
 Frequently used links and phone numbers:

Acceptable Recyclables

Adopt a Street

Trash Questions & Bulk Trash Pick Up, Republic Services: 704-393-6900

Neighborhood Devices Petition 
This is a petition form to request certain devices, including speed cushions (formerly speed humps), stop signs, street lights and sidewalks, within a neighborhood of along a residential or commercial street.

Pavement Conditions

Powell Bill Street Listing

Powell Bill Street Map (streets maintained by the Town)

2020 Recycling Calendar  Please note, the calendar is not all inclusive for acceptable
      recyclables. View 
Acceptable Recyclables for all recyclables that we currently pick up.

Right of  Way Policy

Sewer Backup, Charlotte Water: 311 (local) or 704-336-7600

Speed Hump Policy

Stormwater Issue, Mecklenburg County 311 (local) or 704-336-7600.

New Street Light Request

Trash Street/Pickup Day Listing

Water leak, Charlotte Water: 311 (local) or 704-336-7600
For issues regarding state-maintained roads (see Powell Bill map above), you can report that on NCDOT's website.

For more information on trash and recycling, please visit our  Garbage & Recycling Page

For more information on stormwater issues, including driveway pipes and sink holes, please visit our Stormwater Page

For more information on streets, potholes, driveway permits, encroachment permits and sidewalks, please visit our  Streets Page

For more information on keeping Matthews beautiful, including adopt-a-street, Arbor Day, Celebration Trees, please visit our  Town Beautification Page

For information on drinking water, sanitary sewer, street lighting, electricity, and natural gas, please visit our Other Utilities Page 
 
 
 

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