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 and Electronics Collection Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection12/17/2016 2:00:00 PMRose Mofford Park, 9833 N. 25th Ave.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection12/16/2016 2:00:00 PMRose Mofford Park, 9833 N. 25th Ave.

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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
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
Executive Summary of Turf/Compost Study, 1st Year570 sudy exec summary.PNGExecutive Summary of Turf/Compost Study, 1st Year project team explored the efficacy of turning food scraps and yard waste into compost at a Phoenix-owned facility, and then usig that compost to improve the turf quality at Phoenix city parks. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007261B76BC63D0E4EBACF33B95059A506Image