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. Transportation, Sustainability & Energy Committee Meeting Set for 9/17

    The Council's next Transportation, Sustainability & Energy committee meeting is scheduled for September 17 at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers. The agenda can be viewed here. Read on...
  2. Maine DOT Announces Nighttime Paving Work on Franklin Street

    Maine DOT announced today that crews will be paving nightly on Franklin Street in Portland beginning on Sunday, September 14th. Read on...
  3. Paving Work Scheduled for Skyway Drive Starting September 16

    Paving work is scheduled for Skyway Drive between Congress Street and Johnson Road starting Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Work will be done at night between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am. There will be alternating one way traffic in some locations. Read on...
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