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Public Works is the daily maintenance provider for the citizens of Salisbury.

The mission for Public Works is to maintain city owned cemeteries, roadways, sidewalks, stormwater systems, public right of ways, and park and recreational areas. Public Works is responsible for collecting yard waste, household waste, and recycling for the citizens of Salisbury. Public Works also maintains the City’s fleet of vehicles and buildings and maintains telecommunications and radio equipment for all of Rowan County. It also oversees snow removal during inclement weather.



The Cemetery division is responsible for the sales of burial plots, scheduling services with funeral homes at the grave site, and answering questions and concerns from the public on cemeteries. Two cemeteries still have burial plots available for sale.


Cemetery Manager

Linda Davis
Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

(704) 638-5250

Grounds Maintenance

The Grounds Maintenance division maintains seven cemeteries, all park and recreational areas and City owned right of ways.

231 W. Franklin St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Brad Gorman
(704) 216-8013

Maintenance Supervisor

Patrick Snyder
(704) 638-5251


The Stormwater division manages the regulations set forth by NCDENR for water runoff and the maintenance of stormwater systems.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144


Public Works Administrative Services Manager

Michael Hanna
(704) 216-8028

Public Works Technician

Ben Parker
(704) 638-5267

Streets, Bridges and Sidewalks

The Streets, Bridges and Sidewalk division maintains all city owned roads, bridges, and sidewalks. Maintenance consists of patching, replacing, and building new ones as needed. This division also maintains all regulatory signs and pavement markings along city rights-of-way. The Street Division also oversees street sweeping operations.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Maintenance Operations Manager

Carter Thomason
(704) 638-5251

Maintenance Supervisor

Patrick Snyder
(704) 638-5251


Sustainable Salisbury is a division of Public Works that provides recycling, compost, Adopt-A-Street, and other sustainable information to residents.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Recycling Compost Adopt-A-Street

Sustainability Coordinator

Allie Elstermann
(704) 638-2098

Waste Collection

The Waste and Recycling division is responsible for the removal of residential garbage, yard waste, and recyclable materials. This division also manages a composting site with material given back to the citizen. During the fall and winter months the Waste division oversees the collection of loose leaves.

Public Works Admin Building
303 West Franklin Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Waste Collection Waste Collection Assistance Program

Sanitation Manager

Bailey Teixeira<

Contact Us

303 West Franklin St.
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

(704) 638-5260

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Public Works Director

Chris Tester

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Assistant Public Works Director

Michael Hanna

What are my services?

With this custom application, citizens can enter their address in the Find Address box to locate a government facility and obtain information about curbside trash, yard waste and recycling services provided by the City of Salisbury, NC.

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Public Works Guide

Want all the information about waste collection, leaf services, recycling and more in one place? Download a copy of our Public Works guide, now in English and Spanish!

Public Works Guide - English (PDF)
Public Works Guide - Spanish (PDF)

Surplus Property

Currently the City of Salisbury uses two online auction sites: GovDeals and eBay. During the year items are placed on these sites that are available for auction. Auctions items vary from office furniture to unclaimed vehicles to technology products.



Report an Issue

Citizens can log into the City of Salisbury's web application at to submit requests and complaints regarding issues such as missing road signs, pot holes, abandoned vehicles, city code infractions, illegal dumping, environmental health issues, ADA/accessibility, etc..

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Citizens can check report status on the City's self-service portal at and can request permits, plans, inspections  and other projects.

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Event date: 1/8/2024 - 1/12/2024 Export event
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2024 Winter Spruce Up Week

During Spruce Up Weeks, City of Salisbury residents can place items at the curb on their regular collection day before 7:00 a.m. The City of Salisbury Public Works Department will pick up your old appliances, tires without rims (limit 5 tires or less per location) and extra bagged trash.

This is a great time to encourage a neighborhood cleanup!

No building materials will be collected:

  • carpet
  • padding
  • sheetrock
  • windows
  • lumber
  • commodes
  • etc.


No electronics will be collected:

  • televisions
  • computer equipment
  • etc.


This collection is for residents living inside the city limits of Salisbury only. NO BUSINESSES.




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Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.

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Public and private stormwater systems carry water runoff to the creek systems, which carries the water to High Rock Lake. Learn about what the City is doing to prevent this problem, and what you can do to help.

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All the yard waste material collected weekly is carried to the City's NCDENR permitted site to be processed and turned into usable mulch. This material is given away each Friday.

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Learn about what options are available to reduce waste in the first place, and what should and shouldn't be going into your trash bin.

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