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Barry Edwards
Barry Edwards, PE
Utilities & Engineering
Phone:(828) 465-8261

map 100 A SW Blvd
Newton, NC 28658



How & where to dispose of different items.


EcoComplex and Resource Recovery Facility


Recycled Art

Recycled Art Project Octopus
This was made from Plastic Bags Created by St. Stephens Lutheran School 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Classes

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Catawba County's Residential Recycling Guide
  • Catawba County's Single Stream Recycling Program
  •               Click Here for Informational Video about Expanded Recycling Program
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    Catawba County - Please do not litter Household Hazardous Waste
    The County provides an annual one-day collection event to accept residential household hazardous waste (HHW). This event is free of charge for the citizens of Catawba County and is usually held on the first Saturday of November at the LP Frans Stadium located at 2500 Clement Blvd NW in Hickory. No business waste accepted.

    2015 Event will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 9am-1pm Click here for more information.
    RecyclingNew Code Compliance Reporting Tool
    Local Code Compliance now offers a new online reporting tool for solid waste, junk vehicle, and zoning complaints. The page is mobile-friendly so try it on smartphone or tablet! Click here to report a violation.

    RecyclingNational Recycling Coalition (NRC) awards Catawba County with its 2015 Outstanding Community or Government Program Award. Read more

    Catawba Waste to EnergyCatawba Waste to Energy Video

    When workers pick up your trash it goes to the nearest landfill to get compacted and buried.But Catawba County in North Carolina isn't just letting it sit there... Click here to watch now...

    RecyclingSolidwaste and recycling management program benefits Catawba County communities. Click here to check out the video from WSOC-TV.

    RecyclingCatawba County ranks first in the state in per capita recycling rate according to data from the North Carolina Solid Waste and Materials Management Report recently released...............Read More.

    RecyclingProtect your underground utilities. Simply dial 811 within North Carolina. NC811 provides a communication link between excavators and utility owners. Call NC811 Before You Dig.....Click here for the NC811 Website.......Click here to download the NC811 App for free.

    Customer Satisfaction Survey Tell us how we are doing! Building Services Customer Satisfaction Survey is now available. To take this anonymous on line survey click here.

    Solid Waste Management Plan Update Learn more about Catawba County’s EcoComplex, a unique solidwaste management system that recovers useable products and by-products from a group of private and public partners that work together to use each other’s waste products either as a source of energy or as a raw material for the production of their own product..Click here to watch.

    Solid Waste Management Plan Update Catawba County Director of Utilities and Engineering Barry Edwards wins Energy Leadership Award from Business Jorunal of Charlotte....Read more.

    biomass What do wood, plants, garbage and algae have in common? To find out, view this video that was produced for CBS and Channel One News. Jeremy Ferrell of the Catawba County EcoComplex explains the process. The video was shown to approximately 5.5 million middle and high school students and explains how Biomass is converted into power....................View Video