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. Annual Curbside Collection of Leaf Bags/Yard Waste Will Be Held April 27 - May 8

    The City of Portland’s annual curbside collection of leaf bags/yard waste will be held Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 8. The leaves must be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Read on...
  2. Pearl Street – Survey and Geotechnical Investigations Beginning the week of March 30, 2020

    Pearl Street – Survey and Geotechnical Investigations Beginning the week of March 30, 2020 Read on...
  3. Preble Street Sewer Separation Project

    Preble Street Sewer Separation Project, Portland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Sidewalk and Curb Project and Portland Water District (PWD) Water Main Project On March 30, 2020, Sargent Corporation will be returning to work on Preble Street. Read on...
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