Through innovation, dedication and proactive planning, the mission of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to preserve all city resources through analysis, expert advice, responsiveness, reliable services, and open, honest communications related to departmental operations and resource management.
DPW will provide efficient, cost-effective services and implementation of policies designed to provide high levels of critical services that enhance the quality of life and adhere to the policies, goals, and objectives that achieve the Mayor's Vision for the City of Atlanta, while protecting the public health, safety and welfare of all citizens.
The vision of the Public Works Department (DPW) is to ensure environmental compliance, good working relationships, and high standards of professional management for the City of Atlanta. As an industry leader, the management and staff of DPW is committed to:
DPW Core Values
Office of the Commissioner
The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership and direction for the overall management and operation of the Department Public Works. It provides support services for the management of departmental operations. These support services include human resource and labor relations; budget administration and management; monitoring of contracts, grants, and assessments; communications & community engagement; analysis of operations for improving effectiveness and efficiency; and coordination of legislative affairs for the department.
Find out about temporary road closures, recycling events, and Public Works events open to the public.
Question or concern for Public Works, or do you want to just report a pothole or hazardous sidewalk? The City of Atlanta is pleased to provide residents and customers with Atlanta 311 (ATL311). 311 is Atlanta’s primary phone number for government information and non-emergency services. Whether you’re a resident, business owner, or visitor, help is just a click or call away. Call 311(Metro Atlanta area only) or (404) 546-0311.
The Office of Solid Waste Services is responsible for the collection and disposal management of solid waste within the City of Atlanta. This office is responsible for waste reduction & The Recycling Program; landfill post-closure management; solid waste management and analysis; education and enforcement (S.W.E.E.T.); street sweeping and cleaning; dead animal removal; facilitating The Keep Atlanta Beautiful Program; and assisting with city-wide emergency operations.
Solid Waste Rate Adjustments
The Office of Fleet Services is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of the City of Atlanta’s motorized equipment fleet of 4,673 units and 756 components, totaling over 5,429 pieces. This Office is also responsible for the purchasing and dispensing of over three million gallons of fuel annually. Additionally,
Office of Solid Waste Services Tel: 404.330.6236 Gayla Dodson Program Management Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission Tel: 404.330.6240
Office of Fleet Services
For issues related to water and sewer, please call 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or 404.546.0311 or visit .
NOTE: For garbage collection, or to receive a trash bin call 311. For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 311.