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 Public Works Department has internship opportunities. Please read more about our internship program, if you are interested interning with Public Works. 

The department's vision, mission statement and goals are included in the department's 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.

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2019 PHX2Zero Film Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/publicworks/28432019 PHX2Zero Film SeriesFilmBar: 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 850048/2/2019 1:00:00 AM8/2/2019 3:30:00 AMGP0|#00f2d7b1-f9f9-4893-b988-48eb933fb476;L0|#000f2d7b1-f9f9-4893-b988-48eb933fb476|Public Works;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​This year’s PHX2Zero film series features Waste Land. Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist, Vik Muniz, as he travels from Brooklyn to one of the world’s largest landfills located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Follow his journey as he attempts to turn their trash into art. The film series is free and open to the public. Zero waste event This is a zero waste event, so please bring a reusable bottle and reusable utensils. Travel There is limited parking at FilmBar. However, public transit is highly encouraged. The Roosevelt and Central Avenue light rail stop is a 6-minute walk from FilmBar. Schedule of Events 6 p.m. Check-in begins 630 p.m. Film screening begins 830 p.m. Event concludes Register To reserve tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page. Contact For any questions about the event, please contact Alexis Yaple at Alexis.Yaple@phoenix.gov Lastly, please note that any food and beverage at the event is the responsibility of FilmBar and has no association with the city of Phoenix.

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