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. Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

    Christmas Trees can either be dropped off at one of the locations listed below or placed curbside on your normal collection day between Tuesday, January 3rd and Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. Read on...
  2. Residential Sand and Salt Location

    This year, the City’s residential sand and salt pile will be located back at it's original location, the parking lot next to the Castle in Deering Oaks Park. Read on...
  3. Do You Know Snow? You Should! Make Sure You're Prepared.

    Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into December. Citizens can sign up to receive parking ban info and city alerts sent directly to them. Read on...
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