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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Earth Day Phoenix 2019https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/publicworks/2602Earth Day Phoenix 2019Cesar Chavez Plaza4/22/2019 5:30:00 PM4/22/2019 9:00:00 PMGP0|#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 ​In partnership with the city of Phoenix Public Works Department, Earth Day Phoenix is an event hosted by Keep Phoenix Beautiful. For more information, please visit http//www.keepphxbeautiful.org/earth-day-phoenix-festival/ Location Cesar Chavez Plaza Washington Street and 2nd Avenue in Downtown Phoenix
Compost Giveawayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/publicworks/2686Compost GiveawayDesert West Park4/27/2019 3:00:00 PM4/27/2019 8:00:00 PMGP0|#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 ​Celebrate Earth Day! Certified compost can make your gardens thrive and help the environment. Phoenix residents are invited to get free high-grade compost at the next Compost Giveaway event on Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Desert West Park (enter off Encanto Blvd, west of 67th Ave.). This certified compost is made at the city’s facility from yard trimmings diverted from the landfill by Phoenix residents and landscapers supporting Reimagine Phoenix. Residents must bring a copy of their City Services Bill for entry and a shovel to load what they need into their personal vehicle (sorry, no trailers). This event is for residents only; no businesses allowed. Limited quantities. Questions? Call 602-262-6251 or visit Phoenix.gov/PublicWorks. Interested in home composting? A limited number of home composter kits will be available at the event for free; first come, first-served
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collectionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/publicworks/2331Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics CollectionDesert West Park5/10/2019 2:00:00 PM5/10/2019 7:00:00 PMGP0|#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 ​HHW events are only for city of Phoenix residential solid waste customers. Proof of city of Phoenix solid waste service is required. Please bring your current city of Phoenix city services bill showing solid waste fees AND a matching photo ID. Desert West Park - 6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85035

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