Public Works Department
The Town of Cramerton Public Works Department provides a variety of infrastructure-related services. Among these are the maintenance of roads, sidewalks, curb and gutter, street signs, pavement markings, trees, buildings and related facilities that are used every day by the citizens of Cramerton.
The main function of the public works department is the collection of residential bulk item solid waste, white goods, yard waste, tree limbs, and trimmings. This department also keeps the streets clean by picking up papers, weedeating, and cleaning. Other activities include repairing and replacing street and traffic signs, planting trees and shrubs in designated areas, and leaf collection. Please refer to the collection schedule for pick-up dates.
The public works department has five full time employees with a combined total of thirty-eight years of experience. Every staff member of the public works department maintains a commercial drivers license, CPR/first aid certification, defensive driving certification, traffic flagging certification, and bucket truck operation certification.
Public Works Director – Rodney Baker
Rodney Baker has been in local government for 23 years. He spent the first five years of his career with the City of Belmont where he learned to operate backhoes, tractors, and obtained a Class B CDL license. Rodney came to work for the Town of Cramerton in December 1996 and was made a supervisor in 1999.
Rodney Baker was on born May 13, 1968 at Gaston Memorial Hospital and was raised in Belmont, NC by his mother Carol Baker of Lancaster, SC and late stepfather Gary Cason of Belmont, NC. He has three brothers and one sister; Timmy, Kenny, David and Elaine.
His hobbies include billiards, golf, fishing, and going to flea markets Rodney is a member of the Belmont Moose Lodge, Sons of the American Legion, and Super Raiders Club where he works hard to support local communities and charities.
Please direct any service-related questions or comments to Mr. Rodney Baker at 704-718-8006.
Crew Member – Terry Dorn
Crew Member – Brian Huber
Crew Member – Jeff Clark
Crew Member – Kalob Dorn
The public works department maintains a fleet of nine vehicles including a trash truck, a bucket truck, a leaf truck, and two dump trucks. The public works department also operates and maintains several utility vehicles including two tractors, a backhoe, and a leaf vacuum truck.
Stormwater Maintenance and Repair
The public works department is charged with cleaning and repairing storm drainage systems throughout the Town of Cramerton.
The public works department works to improve the aesthetic quality of Town streets and replace damaged or stolen street signs.
Storm Debris Removal
In addition to regularly picking up curbside yard waste, the public works department cuts and removes fallen trees, branches, and limbs as a result of storm damage from any town maintained streets.
Bulk Item, Appliances, and Yard Waste Pickup
The Public Works department crew collects discarded household items and yard waste on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. You should place these items at curbside for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on Monday. Please do not place these items in the street, on vacant lots, or on right of ways. Household discards and yard waste need to be left at curbside in separate piles.
The Public Works Department crews will not pick up any materials or yard waste that is a result from work performed by contractors.
List of items the Town will pick up:
- Tree limbs less than 4 to 6 feet long and less than 6 inches in diameter, placed parallel to the road.
- Bag all grass clippings, pampas grass and small limbs. Do not place on the sidewalk or in the street as this blocks the storm drains.
- Household appliances (except air conditioners).
The Town crew will not transport dirt, rocks, bricks, shingles or concrete. They will not pick up motor oils, anti-freeze, paint, or hazardous wastes. They will not pick up air conditioners, tires, lawnmowers or propane canisters. Call Gaston County Solid Waste at 704-922-0267 for more information for disposal of this type of waste.
ACCESS TO TOWN TRUCK
The Town has trucks available on a first come first serve basis. If you have a home project and need debris hauled away, come by Town Hall and complete a form to release the truck. You cannot place appliances on the truck or mix trash and brush. There is no charge for the first use, but there is a charge each additional time. Please note trucks cannot be used for any contracted work.
2019/2020 Recycling Calendar
Acceptable recycling include:
- Flattened cardboard (no larger than 2 x 2 squares), Magazines,
- Office/Copy Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Newspaper, Paperboard (cereal boxes, etc.),
- Paper dairy and juice containers, Junk Mail, Phone Books,
- Plastic Bottles (#1 – #7), Glass Bottles and jars, Aluminum cans, foil and baking tins, tin or steel cans.
The Town of Cramerton, through our contract with Waste Management, provides one garbage and one recycling receptacle per household. Additional receptacles must be contracted through Waste Management at 800-273-0438. If you have a damaged receptacle, please contact Town Hall at 704-824-4337.
GARBAGE PICK UP SCHEDULE BY WASTE MANAGEMENT
(Recycling is every other week – see recycling calendar)
Wednesday: Lineberger Place, Tomshir Estates, Stuarts Landing, Villages at Cramerton Mills, and Newport Landing area
Thursday: Cramerton Village, Lakewood, Village at South Fork, Courtyards at Cramerton, and Timberlake area
Friday: Old Course, Cramer Mountain, Baltimore, Old Town, New Town, Washington area, Eighth Avenue area, and Town Center area
The Town crew operates a leaf vacuum machine during the months of November through January. It is recommended that leaves be raked to the curb, but not into the street or over storm drains. From February to September, leaves must be bagged in bags or on tarps and placed at the curb for collection. Crews generally operate on Thursdays and Fridays for leaf pickup depending on the weather.