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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Tour of the materials recycling facility351 of the materials recycling facility expert Terry Gellenbeck takes us on a tour of the 27th Avenue Transfer Station, where the materials recovery facility is located. 0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Reimagine Phoenix Initiative Update 2015362 Phoenix Initiative Update 2015 video provides a description of the many projects Public Works staff is working on to advance the Reimagine Phoenix initiative.0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Doing What Matters with Ed Zuercher365 What Matters with Ed Zuercher you know that Public Works has a Facilities Management division that supports and maintains all the city-owned buildings. Building Equipment Operator David Pietsch maintains cooling and heating for city hall. Find out why David is “Doing What Matters” for employees and residents. 0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Reimagine Phoenix Promotional Spot, April 2014272 Phoenix Promotional Spot, April 2014 February 2013, Mayor Greg Stanton announced a new citywide sustainability initiative, Reimagine Phoenix, to reduce the amount of trash sent to city landfills by 40 percent by the year 2020.0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video