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, and the list goes on.
  1. State Street One Lane Only Starting Tuesday, August 22

    The next phase of the State Street Infrastructure Project will include one-lane only starting Tuesday, August 22 from Park Avenue to Cumberland Avenue. Work will be from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please seek alternate routes to avoid traffic delays. Read on...
  2. Portland Unveils New Recycling App to Help Residents Stay in the Know

    The City of Portland is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about trash collection and recycling with the new Recycle Portland web-tool and mobile app powered by ReCollect. Read on...
  3. Park Avenue and State Street Intersection Night Work Begins August 15

    Beginning Tuesday, August 15, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements Project will enter the Park Ave and State Street intersection. Work within the intersection will be conducted from 7PM to 7AM each night for approximately two weeks. Read on...
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