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. Franklin Street Preliminary Design Project Public Meeting

    On Wednesday, January 16th, Representatives with the City of Portland will be presenting and seeking public input on a preliminary design future for reconstruction of Franklin Street. Meeting will be held at City Hall in Room 24 from 6-7:30 PM. Read on...
  2. Public Input Sought for City's Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

    The Water Resources Division is holding its first public information meeting for the City’s Integrated Water Resources Management Plan on Thursday, January 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the DPW Training Room at 250 Canco Road. Read on...
  3. Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection Schedule + Christmas Tree Disposal

    The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents about the upcoming holiday trash and recycling collection as well as the process for disposing of Christmas trees. Read on...
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