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.

​Calendar of Events




Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Event Hazardous Waste and Electronics Event10/14/2016 2:00:00 PMPecos Park, 17010 S. 48th St.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event10/15/2016 2:00:00 PMPecos Park, 17010 S. 48th St.
I Recycle Phoenix Festival Recycle Phoenix Festival10/22/2016 3:00:00 PMDesert Ridge marketplace, behind AMC Theatres, 21001 Tatum Blvd.

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Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Can Phoenix Meet Its Recycling Goal540 Station trash.jpgCan Phoenix Meet Its Recycling Goal ​​A more in-depth look at recent accomplishments of the Reimagine Phoenix initiative from the Arizona Republic. The article, published in August 2016, also lists current and future projects that the Public Works Department is working on to reach its 40 percent waste diversion goal by 2020. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007261B76BC63D0E4EBACF33B95059A506Image