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. Leaf Collection Alert: Please Secure Bags in Advance of Snow Storm

    In advance of the snow storm that is expected to start tonight and last through mid-day tomorrow, the City is asking that you please secure any leaf collection bags you may have outside and not place any new bags out until the storm ends tomorrow. Read on...
  2. Oxford Street Sidewalk Project Public Meeting

    Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at City Hall in Room 24 (basement level) Read on...
  3. Update on Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane Project

    The Park Avenue bike lane bollards will be removed on Thursday, November 15 in anticipation for snow storm activity. The bollards will remain out for the entire winter, however, the bike lane will still be in effect. Read on...
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Think Blue Maine


If stormwater pollution were rubber ducks, it wouldn't matter what went down our storm drains. Get more information at ThinkBlueMaine.org.