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. Preparation for Warren Avenue Paving Set to Begin Monday, May 16

    Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, the City’s contractor, D&C Construction, will resume work in Warren Avenue between Riverside Street and 425 Warren Avenue as part of final work associated with the Warren Avenue Storm Drain Replacement project. Read on...
  2. City to Expand Free Community Composting Opportunities

    In honor of Earth Day 2022, the City of Portland is happy to announce plans to expand the City's free composting program, adding three more Portland neighborhoods to the program. Read on...
  3. Congress Square Redesign Project

    Construction to begin in Congress Square on Monday, April 18, 2022. Read on...
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Check out this video of a behind-the-scenes look of what happens here at Portland Public Works during a snow storm.  Film is created by Roger McCord.