Public Services

Duties of the Department
The Department of Public Services 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. Portland Kicks Off Open Spaces Planning Process with Upcoming Meetings

    As part of the City of Portland’s open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning project with the Trust for Public Land and Portland Trails, starting October 27, Portland Trails will facilitate a series public meetings for “community conversations”... Read on...
  2. Portland Asks for Help in Clearing Catch Basins During Heavy Rain Storm

    As a Nor’easter descends upon Portland bringing heavy rain and strong winds, the City's Public Services crews are busy working across the city to clear catch basins of leaves to avoid flooding. Also, curbside leaf & yard waste collection begins 10/27. Read on...
  3. October 22 Public Meeting to Discuss Spring Street Re-Design Progress

    On Wednesday, October 22nd, the City of Portland's Planning and Urban Development Department will host a public meeting to discuss progress on the re-design of Spring Street in Portland's downtown. Read on...
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