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, permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

    Christmas trees can be placed curbside for collection on your normal trash day between December 29th, 2014 and January 29th, 2015. Read on...
  2. There will be NO trash and recycling collection on either Christmas or New Year’s Day.

    The Thursday collection route will have ONE collection day taking place on Saturday, December 27th, 2014. Your standard collection schedule will resume the week of January 4th, 2015. Please have all material curbside by 6:30 AM on all collections days. Read on...
  3. Citizens Urged to Take Online Open Space Survey - Help Shape Portland!

    This fall, the City of Portland and its partners launched an open space planning process. With help from Portland Trails and The Trust for Public Land, the City is engaging residents in developing a shared vision for Portland's open spaces. Read on...
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