About the Department
Public 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.
Public Works is committed to creating a sustainable Phoenix through positive resource management. 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.
The department's vision, mission statement and goals are included in the department's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.
Work at Public Works
Apprenticeship program application for Solid Waste Equipment Operators are open December 11-22! This program offers opportunity to earn your Commercial Driver's License to support the operation of solid waste collections. No prior solid waste or heavy equipment experience is needed.
The Public Works Department has internship opportunities. Please read more about our internship program, if you are interested interning with Public Works.