City of Galax Public Works
Director of Public Works - Charlie Joyce
111 E. Grayson StreetGalax,
Solid Waste Collection
The City of Galax collects refuse from residential dwellings and small
businesses once a week from the curb of each resident/business. Trash containers
must be placed adjacent to the street or sidewalk by 7:00 A.M. on the day of
collection. The containers must be removed on the same day after collection. In
no instance are containers to be placed so as to interfere with the flow of
traffic or pedestrians. Materials that are prohibited from being placed out for
collection include, but are not limited to, large rocks, tree trunks, tree
stumps, tree limbs, excess bulky material, waste from building materials, and
heavy objects. In addition, the City cannot collect yard waste such as grass
clippings or debris from tree and shrub trimmings during regular collection.
The following rates for refuse collection are in effect:
Residential Pickup: three (3) 32-gallon containers per week with a bi-monthly
charge of $24.00.Business/Commercial
Pickup: Please call 276-236-2131 for rates.
Leaf Collection Program
Each fall, the City of Galax Public Works Department collects leaves from
curbside. Leaves and small yard debris will be collected during this scheduled
time. Raked or bagged leaves should be placed within three feet of the curb or
street. Brush and yard debris should be cut to lengths of no more than five (5)
feet and tree limbs should be no more than two (2) inches in diameter.
Individual households will be limited to one load of brush and yard debris.
Every effort will be made to follow the regular refuse collection schedule.
Please call 276-236-5773 with any questions pertaining to the leaf collection
program. The next leaf collection will be held in the fall of 2010.
Signs and Signals
The Public Works Department is responsible for all street name signs, road
signs, and traffic signals.
The City of Galax gives priority and emphasis to clearing the main arterial
streets and then the collector and local streets. Parking spaces in the downtown
area are cleared as soon as possible and access roads to school parking lots are
cleared to allow early dismissals. All employees of the Public Works Department
are available twenty-four hours a day for snow removal. During snow storms, the
Public Works Department works twenty-four hours a day to keep the main arteries
clear within the corporate limits. Lessor connector roads are cleared after the
main arteries are sufficiently maintained.
The Public Works Department is responsible for general street maintenance,
including ditches, shoulders, potholes, utility cut repairs, lawn mowing, tree
trimming, and street sweeping.
Cemetery crews maintain the Felts Memorial and Galax Cemetery.
City Residents - $350.00 per plot
Non-City Residents- $500.00 per plot