Weaverville Town Hall
30 South Main Street P.O. Box 338 Weaverville, NC 28787
Open MON – FRI: 8:30am -5:00pm
The Weaverville Public Works Department, consisting of 18 employees, is responsible for providing a number of essential services to the citizens of the Town in 3 divisions: Sanitation, Streets Maintenance and Parks Maintenance. The Town’s Water Superintendent works directly under the Public Works Director but operates the Town’s water plant independently.
The Town of Weaverville maintains approximately 20 miles of streets within the town limits. Maintenance includes patching of pavement cuts, potholes, and other damage. The town generally tries to repave streets on a 20-year rotation, or sooner if conditions warrant. In addition to general maintenance of the driving surface, the Street Division also provides the following services as needed:
In some areas street lighting is provided by the Streets Division on both Town and NCDOT maintained streets within Town limits. If you see that a street light is out or having issues contact Public Works by phone at (828) 645-0606. If you can give us the pole number or physical address it would be helpful.
The Sanitation Department is responsible for the collection of solid waste, including collection of household trash and yard waste. Solid waste collection is available only for waste generated within the Town limits. The Town of Weaverville collects garbage once per week at over 2,000 collection points. The Town is divided into three collection areas. Collection begins on Monday and ends on Wednesday.
Call the Public Works Department (828) 645-0606 with your street address to determine your schedule. In order to be collected, the trash and recycling must be curbside by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day. Collection may be affected due to inclement weather so please call Public Works to verify your schedule.
This Division also oversees the curbside recycling program which is provided by a contract with Curbside Management. In order to be collected, the trash and recycling must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. Recycling Guidelines may be found here: Curbie Accepted List
|New Years Day: Monday, January 2, 2023||Route will be collected on Thursday, January 5, 2023|
|Martin Luther King: Monday, January 16, 2023||Route will be collected on Thursday, January 19, 2023|
|Memorial Day: Monday, May 29, 2023||Route will be collected on Thursday, June 1, 2023|
|Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2023||Route will be collected Thursday, July 6, 2023|
|Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2023||Route will be collected Thursday, September 7, 2023|
Although the Town of Weaverville does not have recreation programming staff, the Town provides a number of passive recreational opportunities for its citizens and visitors at its two parks, Lake Louise Park and the Main Street Nature Park. The Recreation Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance of these parks, equipment and facilities. The Town has adopted a number of rules and regulations to help keep our parks in good condition and insure that everyone has an enjoyable time.
Lake Louise Park is a located at 120 Merrimon Avenue and covers approximately 15.5 acres.
The park features Lake Louise itself, playground facilities, outdoor exercise equipment, picnic shelters, a 0.61 mile walking track, grills, a beautiful waterwheel and fishing opportunities. Picnic shelters are not available for reservation at this time and may be utilized on a first come first serve basis.
Those who have a State fishing license purchased from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission may fish in Lake Louise.
Beginning in May, 2022 a fishing permit from the Town of Weaverville to fish in Lake Louise is no longer required.
The Main Street Nature Park, a 10 acre park, is located behind Town Hall, running parallel to Main Street from Town Hall to Pine Street, where there is a small parking area.
This park allows for passive recreation such as walking, running, bird watching, picnics, photography and nature viewing. Leashed dogs are permitted on the walking trail. The park is a demonstration facility for creating natural habitats for flora and fauna. Established in 2019 the Town of Weaverville also hosts the Second Saturday Summer Series at a newly constructed stage found in the meadow within the park. Neighbors are invited to enjoy local musicians playing traditional music under the summer sky. Additional information related to this event may be found on the Town’s event calendar.
The Weaverville Water System supplies drinking water to all developed areas within the corporate limits of the Town of Weaverville with over 66 miles of pipe. In addition, the system serves approximately 2,800 customers in areas of Buncombe County adjacent to the town Limits, in the Reems Creek Valley and in areas along US Highway 19/23 North toward Madison County. While the Town of Weaverville was established in 1875, voters in 1913 approved the construction of the municipal water system. The system has operated continuously since that time.
The Water Production division of the Weaverville Water Department is responsible for producing all of the water distributed by the system. The Town of Weaverville owns and operates a 1.5 million gallon per day water treatment plant located in northern Buncombe County. In addition to water produced at the Water Plant, the Town has a connection with the Town of Mars Hill and is pursing a connection with the Woodfin Water District.
Through interlocal cooperation with Buncombe County, residential and commercial development within the Town is regulated by County adopted ordinances which have established minimum requirements for the control of adverse impacts due to stormwater runoff associated with new development, both during and after construction. All permitting and inspection of stormwater systems is done through the County’s Planning and Development Department and its Soil and Erosion Control Division and Stormwater Divisions.
Links to Buncombe County divisions are:
The Town’s Stormwater Administrator is Dale Pennell, who can be reached at (828) 645-0606 or [email protected]
If you have questions about the Town’s stormwater management program or concerns about a particular issue or property, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 645-0606. If calling after working hours you will be prompted to leave a message which will be promptly received and handled as needed. Additional information can be found in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.
How do I get to the Buncombe County Landfill?
The landfill is located at 85 Panther Branch Road, Alexander, NC.From Main Street go west on Weaver Boulevard to the third traffic light and turn Left on Monticello Road. Follow Monticello Road to its end at Highway 251. Turn right on 251 and go approximately three miles to Panther Branch Road and turn right. The landfill is on your right. The phone number for the landfill is (828) 250-5460.
When are recyclables collected?
Recyclables will be collected every week on your regular scheduled trash day by Curbside Management, Inc. The recycling services are paid for, in part, by a charge on your monthly water bill. If you have questions or concerns with Curbside Management, please call them directly at (828) 252-2532.
Am I required to separate recyclable materials from trash?
Yes. It is unlawful and a violation of North Carolina State Law, the Buncombe County Solid Waste Ordinance, and the Weaverville Code of Ordinances to dispose of recyclable materials in the county landfill.
What can I recycle?
What is recyclable?
Note: Please empty and rinse all plastic, metal, and glass containters before recycling.
What is NOT recyclable?
Plastic: Plastic lids, straws, single use cups, six-pack rings, to-go containers, plastic eating utensils, pouches, loose plastic caps, plastic wrap, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, grocery bags, tubes (toothpaste), pumps from spray bottles.
Metal: Scrap/mixed metals, ladders, pots, hangers, dirty aluminum foil, aerosol cans.
Glass: Mirrors, windows, glassware, ceramics.
Paper: Small paper pieces, sugar or sweetener packs, shredded paper, greasy pizza boxes, single use cups, napkins, paper towels, receipts.
Tanglers: Cords, hoses, rubber kitchen gloves, wires.
Miscellaneous: Textiles (clothing), food waste, hazardous materials, paint, electronics, medical waste.
How do I prepare my recyclables for collection?
How should I place my garbage out for collection?
The Town collects garbage at residences once per week. You are limited to 6 bags or 6 cans per week. Bags must not weigh more than 25 pounds each and cans are limited to 32 gallon capacity and 50 pound weight. If you live in an area where animals could get into your trash, bags are prohibited. The cans must have tight fitting lids in order to reduce insect and animal problems. Bags or cans must be placed at curbside by 8:00am on your collection day. Please do not put trash out earlier than the night before collection and remove your trash containers from the curb promptly after collection.
Are garbage collection rules different for businesses?
Like households, businesses are limited to 6 cans or bags of trash per week. If your business generates more than this amount, you must contract with a private hauler for your garbage service.
What if my garbage collection is missed due to ice or snow?
In the event that your trash cannot be collected due to snow or ice, Monday’s and Tuesday’s trash will be collected on the following Thursday (weather permitting) and Wednesday’ trash will be collected on the following Friday (weather permitting). If the weather prohibits collection on Thursday or Friday, trash will be collected on the regular schedule the following week.
I‘m disabled and can’t carry my garbage to the curb. What can I do?
Contact Public Works at (828) 645-0606 or Town Hall at (828) 645-7116. The Town offers trash carry out and carry back service in hardship cases such as when all members of a household are incapacitated due to age, disability, or infirmity. Persons utilizing this service must bag their trash for collection.
How do I dispose of items not collected by Public Works?
Junk car or old car parts?
If you own the car and would like to have it removed free of charge, call the National Kidney Foundation at 1-888-288-CARS and ask about their car donation program. Old car parts are not collected by the Town. You may also be able to dispose of these through a local scrap or auto salvage dealer.
Mattresses, TV sets, and computers:
These items must be recycled and cannot be collected with your regular trash. Since the Town cannot put these items in the trash truck, they are not collected by the Town. The Buncombe County Landfill will accept these items from private citizens.
The Town will not collect used motor oil. If you change your own oil, you must take the used oil to an approved collection center. Many garages and auto parts stores accept used oil for recycling or you may take the oil to the Buncombe County Landfill. It is ILLEGAL and an environmental hazard to dump used oil into sewers, septic tanks, into drainage systems or on the ground. Just one gallon of used oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water.
Tires and car batteries:
The Town will not collect car batteries or tires. Both tires and car batteries can be taken to the Buncombe County Landfill for disposal. Many stores will take your old tires and batteries when you purchase new ones. Check with your store for details.
Discarded building materials, lumber, etc.:
The Town will collect these materials only if they are contained in standard trash cans or bags subject to the same limitations as regular garbage. Containers are available from most private trash haulers for bulk disposals. Check your phone book for listings. You can also dispose of these materials at the Buncombe County Landfill.
When you purchase new appliances, make every effort to have your old ones disposed of by the store where you made the purchase. You can schedule curbside collection of appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, dish washers and hot water heaters by calling the Public Works Department at (828) 645-0606. You will be given a date for the collection. Please do not put appliances out earlier than the night before scheduled collection. This service is available to residences only. Furnaces, boilers and other such machinery will not be collected by the Town. For the safety of small children, please remember to remove appliance doors before placing it outside.
The Town will collect yard waste, provided it is has not been cut by a professional tree or landscape contractor and is not the result of a land clearing operation. Brush and yard waste is collected every other week. Additional collections will be made by Sanitation crews as time allows. Have your yard waste at the curb by 8:00 a.m. on Monday of your collection week. The material will be removed by Friday. You do not need to call for yard waste collection.
Grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings smaller than ½ inch diameter are disposed of by composting. These materials must be collected separatelyfrom brush and trash. Place grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings in bags at curbside for collection. Do not mix any type of trash or garbage with yard waste. Please use CLEAR plastic bags so collection crews can differentiate yard waste from garbage. Loose grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings dumped at curbside will not be collected. Brush, tree limbs, and small tree trunks are ground into chips for disposal. Brush and tree limbs for collection by the Town shall be a minimum ½ inch diameter by 3 foot length. Smaller pieces are to be bagged as shrubbery trimmings. The maximum size is 6 inches diameter and 25 pound weight. Cut protruding limbs into individual pieces and place at curbside with the large ends toward the street for chipping. Do not mix trash, debris, leaves, or dirt with your brush because these items will not go through the chipper. The Town does not provide regular collection service for tree trunks and tree stumps weighing more than 50 pounds. You may dispose of these materials at the Buncombe County Landfill. Leaves are to be contained in clear bags and placed at curbside for collection in the same manner as grass clippings and shrubbery trimmings. From October 15th through December 15th and from March 1st through May 1st, loose leaves may also be placed at curbside for collection by the Town’s leaf vacuum. They are to be piled separately from tree limbs and brush and are not to be mixed with rocks, dirt, or any type of object that may be harmful to the leaf vacuum machine. Thorny vegetation, if placed at curbside for collection, shall be cut in lengths not exceeding two (2) feet and placed in separate piles from other yard waste.
Furniture and other large items:
Discarded furniture, carpet, and other large items and household junk are picked up with your trash. Place these at curbside on your regular collection day. Some items are not collected by the Town as noted below.
Paint cans will only be collected if the cans are empty or dried out. Mix latex paint with kitty litter or sand and allow it to completely dry. Leave the dry or empty cans at curbside with your trash on your collection day. Oil base paint should be used entirely or held for a household hazardous waste collection.
Corrugated cardboard boxes:
Disposal of corrugated cardboard in the Buncombe County Landfill is prohibited in accordance with North Carolina State Law. You may place corrugated cardboard at curbside for recycling on your regular scheduled collection day. However, it must be flattened and neatly stacked.
What can I do about illegal dumping of garbage?
Discarding trash of any sort including garbage, junk and old appliances on both public and private property, streets and sidewalks is illegal. Illegal dumping also includes placing any trash at curbside for collection by the Town which was generated outside Town limits. If you witness illegal dumping, please report violators to the Town Manager Selena Coffey via email or call her at (828) 645-7116.
How should I report a water problem?
If you are a Weaverville water system customer and you are experiencing water problems (including reporting a smell, taste or similar issue), please contact Kara Shea at Public Works by calling (828) 645-0606. You may also call this number after hours and follow the instructions to page the person on call.
Additional useful information / resources
NPDES Permit: NPDES-MS4-Permit.pdf
Stormwater Management Plan: SWMP-Draft-31-January-2023.pdf
Annual Stormwater Program Assessment:Annual-Program-Assessment-SWMPA-Questions-for-MS4s-December-2022.xlsx
Town of Weaverville Water Department – Standard Details for Construction
2023 Water Quality Report For Testing Completed In 2022
Water System Development Fees Willdan Draft Report
Arbor Day Foundation
Blue Ridge Parkway
Buncombe County Parks & Recreation
Connect Buncombe – Greenways
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Reems Creek Golf Club
Tree City USA