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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Public Works Department
200 W. Washington St., 7th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-262-7251
pwserve@phoenix.gov


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Household Hazardous Waste Event314https://img.youtube.com/vi/MkeDFnMShYA/hqdefault.jpgHousehold Hazardous Waste Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/recycling/household-hazardous-wastehttps://www.phoenix.gov/public-works-media/314Public Works' Albert Alvarez talks to Talking Trash PHX correspondent and explains what happens at Household Hazardous Waste events. 0x0120D520A808009D486CA08E1AB3419A5476EAB9074212text/html; charset=utf-8 Video
Tour of the materials recycling facility351https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5FEnpVaMecs/hqdefault.jpgTour of the materials recycling facilityhttps://youtu.be/5FEnpVaMecshttps://www.phoenix.gov/public-works-media/video/351Recycling 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 Promotional Spot, April 2014272https://img.youtube.com/vi/-fZQ4hXnp2g/hqdefault.jpgReimagine Phoenix Promotional Spot, April 2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fZQ4hXnp2ghttps://www.phoenix.gov/public-works-media/video/272In 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
Container Placement Reminder333https://www.phoenix.gov/publicworkssite/MediaAssets/Container Placement Reminder.jpgContainer Placement Reminderhttps://www.phoenix.gov/publicworks/garbage/trashschedule/find-your-day-of-collectionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/public-works-media/3330x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007261B76BC63D0E4EBACF33B95059A506Image