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. The City of Portland's Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste bag collection begins October 24th, 2016!

    Start packing your biodegradable lawn & 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Portland to Host International Stormwater Management Conference Next Week

    The International Low Impact Development Conference, a three-day event held in a different city around the country each year, will take place in Portland from August 29-31 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. The conference is attended by 300-500 engineers... Read on...
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