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. City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

    As the City of Portland prepares for its first snow storm of the season, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information. Public Services crews are gearing up to work on Wednesday and Thursday to keep streets clear... Read on...
  2. Tree to Arrive in Monument Square on Thursday, November 20

    The tree that signals the start of the holiday season in Portland will arrive in Monument Square on Thursday, November 20 around 10:00 AM. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 28th at 5:30 PM. Read on...
  3. 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...
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