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. Sundays on the Boulevard Not in Effect This Sunday, October 5

    The City’s ‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ program will not be in effect this Sunday, October 5, 2014. However, Baxter Boulevard will still be closed to motorists to make way for 3,000-plus Maine Marathon participants. Read on...
  2. Portland Launches Citywide Open Spaces Assessment & Comprehensive Planning Initiative

    The City of Portland, The Trust for Public Land, and Portland Trails announced today that they are joining forces to launch a citywide open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning initiative... Read on...
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