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Public Services
The Claremont Public Services Department consists of six person crew that is charged with:

* Maintenance of streets.
* Picking up rough trash, limbs and leaves.
* Reading water / sewer meters.
* Maintenance of the water / sewer system

Leaf Collection

During the period of November 1 and January 1 the City of Claremont will vacuum leaves raked to the curb, as time allows. The leaves should be free of rocks and sticks, which will damage the vacuum machine. Please do not place these leaves close to mailboxes, signs, or power poles. In months other than listed above leaves must be placed in bags and placed at the curb. Leaf bags can be purchased at City Hall at a cost of $2.00 for 10 bags.

If you have any questions regarding either service please contact City Hall (828) 466-7255.

For quicker pick up, please bag your leaves and yard waste. The truck runs Mondays for these bags. It takes longer to get around with the leaf machine and problems do occur with the piece of equipment that gets us off schedule.

Limb Collection

The City will collects tree limbs of less than six feet in length and six inches in diameter. The limbs should be neatly stacked at the street for collection. The City will not collect limbs and branches that have been cut by a professional tree service. The contractors are responsible for their work.

Cut limbs must be cut ends toward the road and laid in one direction in a neat pile. The city crew will work 30-minutes at a time at each residence to pick up large piles of limbs, debris or leaves. These collections are only on Monday. Items must be out by 7:00 a.m. for pickup.

Special Collections

Any property owner may request a special collection of loose matter. The items to be collected should be easily handled by two (2) men. No collection of large rocks, tree stumps, heavy appliances, or waste-building materials will be made.

You must call City Hall to arrange this pick up.These pickups will be made after payment and as time allows.

Street Lighting

Duke Energy, under contract with the City of Claremont, provides street lighting. Each pole contains a streetlight that has an identifying number listed. If a streetlight is inoperative, please report the pole number and location to the Police Department at 466-7265 or City Hall at 466-7255. We will see that the light is repaired as soon as possible.

Garbage Collection

Garbage Collection is provided with in the city limits. The City of Claremont contracts with GDS to provide this service. Pick up is Wednesday mornings.

We ask that you have your garbage placed at the curb no later than 6:30 a.m., and remove the cans from the street by 6:30 p.m., on the same day.

Garbage should be bagged or placed in the container provided by the City. No bulk trash, leaves, shrub cuttings or limbs will be picked up, by GDS.

White Goods

If you have any WHITE GOODS (washers, dryers, hot water heaters or other appliances), to be picked up by the city, there is a $10.00 collection fee. You must come by City Hall, pay the fee and a work order for removal will be made. This is the only way these items will be collected. If you need information please call City Hall at 466-7255.


The City of Claremont contracts with GDS to pick up materials for recycling. Materials should be placed in the container, provided by the City, and placed at the curb on Wednesdays.

If you have any problems or concerns reaching Public Works please call Claremont City Hall, they will get in touch with someone who can help you.

Public Services Director
Public Services Director
3288 East Main Street | P.O. Box 446 |  Claremont, NC 28610
Phone: 828-466-7255  |  Fax: 828-466-7185
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