About the Public Works Department

With more than 600 employees under its Solid Waste arm, Phoenix Public Works provides trash, recycling and other waste diversion services to more than 400,000 households. Our work culture is founded on delivering customer satisfaction, as well as continuously striving for efficiency in our operations. Our commitment to the Phoenix community is to create and promote a more sustainable Phoenix by providing waste diversion education, convenient and reliable diversion programs and to collaborate with organizations and businesses to develop a robust economy based on sustainability. ​

 Public Works Updates

​​NEW: Appointment-Based Bulk Trash​
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The bulk trash program is changing to appointment-based collection. Starting September 30, customers must make an appointment to have their bulk items collected. Each customer household is allowed 4 scheduled pickups per year. Quarterly collection by region will be replaced with appointment-based collection beginning September 30, 2024. Learn more about other program changes, benefits, and guidelines.​​

Zero Waste Internship

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The Zero Waste Team is looking for interns! The application window is open now through June 14, 2024. Learn more about the position and how to apply.


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