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 Event Hazardous Waste Event10/14/2016 2:00:00 PMPecos Park, 17010 S. 48th St.
Household Hazardous Waste Event Hazardous Waste Event10/15/2016 2:00:00 PMPecos Park, 17010 S. 48th St.
Household Hazardous Waste Event Hazardous Waste Event9/17/2016 2:00:00 PMDesert West Park, 6602 W. Encanto Blvd.

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Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Cities Today Logo531 Today logo.pngCities Today Logo ​Public Works director John Trujillo talks to Cities Today, the leading global magazine in urban development, about Phoenix's move towad a circular economy. 0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007261B76BC63D0E4EBACF33B95059A506Image
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