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 Rolls Out New Purple Trash Bags Beginning July 5

    The City of Portland is getting ready to roll out new purple pay-as-you-throw trash bags, which will be available at local retailers beginning July 5th. The new trash bag rate will be $1.35 per 15 gallon bag or $2.70 per 30 gallon bag. Read on...
  2. Spring Street Improvement Work Begins Monday, July 6

    Starting Monday, July 6, 2015, the City will begin removing the Middle/Spring Street median (weather permitting.) Work will begin near the Nickelodeon Theater and progress in a southerly direction toward High Street. Read on...
  3. Enforcement of New Overnight Parking Restrictions on Peninsula Begins June 1st

    New overnight parking restrictions for the majority of Peninsula residents is now in effect. Public Services completed the installation of the new street maintenance parking restriction signs on May 1, 2015, and enforcement will begin on June 1, 2015. Read on...
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