City of Asheville employees continue to serve our community during time of social distancing for COVID-19 safety

Asheville Sanitation driver Kevin Corn
Asheville Sanitation driver Kevin Corn, on the job this week of March 24.



City  of Asheville employees continue to work during the COVID-19 public health emergency, serving you, our residents.

All essential police, fire, sanitation, transit and water services are being maintained as we continue to serve and protect this community, even in this difficult time. Other employees have transitioned to a telecommuting workstation from home, where work in City Finance, Planning, Development Services and many other departments continues.

For employees unable to work remotely — such as in Public Works — we are increasing the physical working space for safe social distancing among employees and modifying operations for the safety of everyone.

 Here’s a look at some of the work going on by Asheville Public Works employees right now.


Fleet operations prioritize emergency response vehicles

Fleet mechanic





Fleet mechanic John Walker has been busy making a repair on a City of Asheville fire truck.  Fleet staff is currently prioritizing repairs of AFD, APD, Water, and Public Works vehicles.







Old Toll Road landslide repair gets under way

Old Toll Road landslide repair


Here Public Works Inspector Larry Gault works with B.H. Graining on the Old Toll Road slide repairs that began last week.








Kenilworth Road bond project

Kenilworth streets crew



The Kenilworth Road bond project geared up with sidewalk repairs and replacements this month. Here Mitch Mears inspects sidewalk work by Moore &Sons on the Kenilworth Road bond project. Once this sidewalk work is done, the project can move to the resurfacing phase.


Find out more about both Old Toll Road repair and the Kenilworth Road bond project at this link.


Trash and recycling collection continue

Sanitation truck
Sanitation worker Terrelle Bowen adds a bin to a truck. Not pictured is driver Homar Maldanado-Rodriguez.


City of Asheville Sanitation services are being provided as follows:

  •         Trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled.  
  •         Brush collection has been suspended until further notice. 
  •         Leaves or brush in small piles, containers, or plastic bags will not be collected.


All City Sanitation staff remain available to report as needed to respond to essential Sanitation staffing needs. We ask for your patience during this time of unusual circumstances our community is experiencing.