Public Works Department

Public Works Sign 1100 Vance Street
(336) 349-1070

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

2020 Annual Performance Report

The Reidsville Public Works Department oversees a variety of services provided by the City -- from water and sewer issues to snow removal and trash pickup. The City's Public Works Director Chuck Smith supervises and coordinates the department's five operational divisions: Garage, Public Services, Solid Waste Management, Wastewater and Water Treatment Plant.

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Non-flushable products can harm your home's plumbing and wreak havoc on the City's wastewater treatment facilities. The following are NOT flushable and should be placed in your garbage cans: baby wipes, paper towels, tissues, disinfecting wipes and feminine products. Please be mindful of what is flushed as we all want to be environmentally friendly and not add to the public health risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you.


 Public Services Division

 If you want to report a pothole or a water leak, you need to call the Public Services Division. Public Services is responsible for all 80-plus miles of local City streets as well as the storm sewer collection system, water distribution and sewage collection system. Employees can be seen around the City repairing local traffic signals or replacing traffic signs, public street snow removal, replacing sidewalks and curbs and repairing or replacing fire hydrants. Loose leaf pickup is handled by this division, along with operation of the City-owned Greenview Cemetery and maintenance of the City's network of parks, ballfields and greenways.

Greenview Cemetery (Mowing Season March-October)

Loose Leaf Pickup -- Loose leaf pickup starts each year in November and continues on until the first of January. Loose leaves must be raked to the curb for pickup, which is done on a weekly basis. There is no loose leaf pickup collection in 2020 during the week of Christmas. Collection will resume the last week of the month and conclude at the end of the week of January 4, 2021.

Solid Waste Management

A City is often judged by its appearance. The Solid Waste Management division provides weekly automated curbside residential garbage pickup. Bulk trash items, such as boxes, bags, discarded furniture, etc., are collected weekly in residential areas as is brush and yard waste. This division is committed to a "green" future and has had a recycling program since the early '90s. Previously, voluntary curbside recycling was made available by Waste Management for City residents but with the company's decision in 2019 to no longer offer the service inside the City limits, the City negotiated with Foothill Waste Solutions to provide the service based on the company being able to sign up at least 400 subscribers. Check out the City's Drop-Off Center page for more information on curbside recycling.

From time to time, the City holds a Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. None are currently scheduled.


This is a support division for all other departments in the City and has the responsibility of keeping the City's fleet of diverse equipment operating effectively and economically. 

Engineering Division

The City of Reidsville's Engineering Division, previously part of the Community Development Department, came under the Public Works Department in 2014. The Division is overseen by Steve Moran, City Engineer, and is located on the second floor of City Hall, 230 W. Morehead Street.
Wastewater Treatment Plant

Located at 407 Broad Street, the City of Reidsville's Wastewater Treatment Plant is operated by the City of Reidsville. It has a daily treatment capacity of 7.5 million gallons and is dedicated to the quality of North Carolina's water resources.  The plant's personnel are committed to public education and welcome local teachers to schedule tours of the plant for their students.

Water Treatment Plant

The Water Treatment Plant on Reid Lake Road is also operated by the City and has a capacity of 9 million gallons.  The City obtains its raw water from the 720-acre Lake Reidsville, which is also used as a recreational facility operated by the Reidsville Recreation Department.