Public Works

Duties of the Department
The Department of Public Works 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. Woodford-Forest Sewer Separation Project Notice

    The Portland Department of Public Works would like to inform you of geotechnical work associated with the Woodford-Forest Sewer Separation Project that will be occurring the week of October 10th, 2016. Read on...
  2. Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Bag Collection Begins October 24th

    Start packing your biodegradable lawn and leaf bags full for the 2016 Fall collection. Biodegradable lawn & leaf bags can be purchased at most local hardware stores or supermarkets for a nominal cost. Read on...
  3. Stroudwater Fore River Bridge Resurfacing Project Starts September 15

    The Maine Department of Transportation will begin the Stroudwater Fore River Bridge resurfacing project on outer Congress Street on Thursday, September 15. Read on...
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