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, issue permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. City of Portland Offices Closed Tomorrow

    Portland officials are urging residents to take the impending winter storm seriously, pay attention to news and weather updates, and make preparations today. The City is urging residents to stay off the streets tomorrow. City Hall offices will be closed. Read on...
  2. Trash & Recycling collection is CANCELED on both Tuesday & Wednesday routes.

    Due to the approaching blizzard, Trash & Recycling collection is CANCELED on both Tuesday & Wednesday this week.. Read on...
  3. Riverside Recycling Facility will be closed on Tuesday & open late Wednesday.

    Due to the impending blizzard, Riverside Recycling Facility will be closed on Tuesday, 1/27/2015 & possibly open late in the day on Wednesday, Please call if you plan to visit the facility at 207-797-6200 before attempting to travel. Read on...
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Think Blue Maine
If stormwater pollution were rubber ducks, it wouldn't matter what went down our storm drains. Get more information at 
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