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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Paving Work Scheduled for Middle Street Starting Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Prep work for paving and paving is scheduled for Middle Street between India Street and Franklin Street starting Wednesday, October 15, 2014 thru Friday October 17, 2014. Work is scheduled between 9 am and 3:30 pm Read on...
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