Public Works Department

Mother and child watching garbage collection truckPublic Works handles the proper collection and disposal of trash and recyclables for more than 350,000 households. The department also handles the maintenance of city-owned properties, such as City Hall and the Calvin C. Goode Building, as well as the purchase and maintenance of city-owned vehicles.

In 2013, the department launched its waste diversion initiative, Reimagine Phoenix, with a citywide goal of diverting 40 percent of trash from the landfill by the year 2020.

Public Works is committed to creating a sustainable Phoenix through positive resource management. The department's vision, mission statement and goals are included in the department's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.

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Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Event Hazardous Waste & Electronics Event1/14/2017 2:00:00 PMCesar Chavez Park, 7858 South 35th Ave.

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Young ones meet their recycling truck driver591 ones meet their recycling truck driver young ones meet their recycling truck driver, Robert, and get to see the recycling truck up close!0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
A Day in the Lives of Solid Waste Equipment Operators594 Day in the Lives of Solid Waste Equipment Operators fast-paced look at the jobs of solid waste equipment operators (SWEOS) in the city of Phoenix.0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Talking Recycling with Councilwoman Pastor585 Recycling with Councilwoman Pastor Councilwoman Laura Pastor has been a staunch recycler and one of our partners in increasing awareness about the benefits of reducing our waste, reusing, and recycling materials. We took a moment to chat with the councilwoman about materials that can sometimes baffle even the most avid recyclers.0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Reimagine Phoenix - the next steps572 Phoenix - the next steps in 2013, the Reimagine Phoenix initiative has made significant strides in three focus areas that can help the city achieve it's 40 percent waste diversion rate goal. 0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Cisco IoT Challenge611 IoT Challenge.PNGCisco IoT Challenge ​Public Works -- along with Cisco, Cox Communications, Institue of Digital Progress and US Ignite -- is hosting an IoT Challenge, the first Smart City competitioin for 2017. We're looking for developers who can help us divert more waste form the landfill with the assistance of technology and data. Register your team today; championship prize is up to $20K!0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007261B76BC63D0E4EBACF33B95059A506Image