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. Forest Avenue Weekend Closure Between Marginal Way & 295 from November 10 - 13

    Starting at 10:00 pm on Friday, November 10th, the City of Portland will shut down Forest Avenue between Marginal Way and Interstate-295 as part of the State Street Infrastructure Improvements project. Read on...
  2. Fall Curbside Leaf Collection is Now Underway During Month of November

    The City of Portland's 2017 Fall Curbside Leaf Pickup will occur November 1st through 30th. Just place your leaves out on the curb on your normal trash pickup day. The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags. Read on...
  3. State Street Closure - from Cumberland Avenue to Deering Street - to Start Thursday, November 2nd

    Beginning on Thursday, November 2, the State Street Infrastructure Improvements project work between Cumberland Avenue and Deering Street will begin. The work will require the full shutdown of the Cumberland Avenue/State Street intersection... Read on...
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