Public Works

Duties of the Department


The Department of Public Works helps keep the City of Portland moving each day with many areas of responsibility. We collect your garbage and recycling, clear your streets of ice and snow in the winter, help maintain the city's sewer system, build your sidewalks, manage the city's traffic lights and street signage, and the list goes on.
  1. West End Neighborhood Geotechnical Investigation

    Public Works will be conducting geotechnical investigations at various locations in the West End Neighborhood beginning Thursday October 24, 2019. The contractor, Northern Test Boring, will have a drill rig and staff onsite to complete the work. Read on...
  2. Public Meeting Regarding Peaks Island Public Parking Lot

    On Wednesday October 30, 2019, the City of Portland's Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting to discuss plans to redesign and improve the public parking lot at the corner of Welch Street and Island Avenue. Read on...
  3. Fall Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Will Be Held Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 22

    Please, Don't Just Dump It! The City of Portland is pleased to announce that fall curbside leaf and yard waste bag collection will occur October 28 - November 22. The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags. Read on...
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