Public Works

The Town of Kenansville Public Works Department is comprised of two divisions that are responsible for the maintenance, construction and operation of the Town’s infrastructure.  This is all done in an effort to provide the citizens of Kenansville with the following services:

  • Trash, yard waste, and loose leaf collection
  • Street, storm water, and right of way maintenance & mowing
  • Street cleaning
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Water supply and distribution system
  • Sanitary sewer collection system
  • Public building maintenance

Garry Benson
(910) 271-2214

Message from the Director:

Dear Citizens,

I want to thank you for taking an interest in Kenansville Public Works. My name is Garry Benson and I am the Director of the Town of Kenansville Public Works Department. As leader of the Public Works Department, I take our mission very seriously.  Our mission statement reads:

“The Public Works Department will effectively and efficiently develop, manage and operate the physical infrastructure that is the foundation of the Town’s health, safety and welfare while enhancing the quality of life in our community.”

What we do for you is provide you with the basics of life.  For example, we keep the systems running that bring water to your home, allow you to flush your toilets, and enable you to drive around the Town. In all, we provide many services that touch your lives in many ways.  If we are doing our job well, you can take these services for granted.  We want you to be able to take us for granted.

If you are aware or concerned about anything related to services we provide – WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  As our mission is to “effectively and efficiently develop, manage and operate” the system, it is important that we know when something isn’t working properly.  I’ll thank you in advance for letting us know about what you are experiencing and being a part of the solution to these problems, for your benefit and the benefit of your neighbors.

If you have questions about what Public Works does, or what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We’d love to hear from you.


Director Garry Benson


Your garbage collection day is Wednesday.  Please have your cart on the curb the night before your collection day.  Be sure to remove your cart from the curb at the end of the collection day.  Do NOT place Hazardous materials (corrosive, ignitable, toxic, reactive) such as solvents, paints, and cleaners, Liquids, antifreeze, motor oil, used oil filters, pesticides, herbicides, lead-acid batteries, untreated medical waste, sharp needles unless contained in a rigid, leak-proof puncture resistant labeled container, radioactive material, explosives, sludges, asbestos waste, hot ashes, animal and/or fowl fecal matter, dead animals, corrugated cardboard, or other recyclables in your cart.  Bagging garbage before placing it in your cart reduces odor, vermin, and insects.  Clean your cart periodically with soap and water.  If you need additional carts or service, please contact the Town Hall at (910) 296-0369.

Yard Waste

Yard debris is picked up on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. This includes limbs and small trees up to 3 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length. Items that are not cut to these specifications will not be removed by the Town. All yard debris produced by a private contractor must be removed by the contractor. Small items such as leaves and grass clippings must be bagged in paper bags only. All yard debris must be positioned by the roadside and located on the owner’s property in a 6-foot long pile. Limit to one truckload per household.