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Public Works

Joel Taylor - CopyJoel Taylor is the Public Works Director for the Town of Spencer.  He Started with Spencer in 2010 in the Labor Forman’s position and was appointed Director in 2012.  Joel’s duties with the Town include directing and coordinating public works activities, including solid waste collection and disposal, street and drainage construction and maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, fleet maintenance, and parks.

Joel is a Rockwell, North Carolina native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing from Catawba College.  He worked in golf course construction and grounds management for eight years, and the construction equipment industry for three years prior to coming to Spencer.

Trash Schedule

2020 trash schedule

Spencer’s public works functions include, but are not limited to:

Maintenance of stormwater systems Brochure
Street maintenance
Sanitation / Waste management
Fleet management of town vehicles
Parks and recreation
Facilities management


The town maintains a recycling center at the Sowers Ferry Public Works Building (600 Sowers Ferry Road). Site hours are from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month.

2019 Holiday Trash Schedule
600 Sowers Ferry Road
Spencer, NC
(O) 704-633-5331