Department of Public Works

Can You Reimagine Trash?

By reimagining the way we handle waste, we can generate change. Visit the Department of Public Works website to learn more.

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Mission Statement

Our Vision

Implement sustainable materials management strategies to reduce dependency on landfill disposal.

Our Mission

Foster collaborative and innovative solutions that deliver value to our stakeholders by managing discarded materials to conserve natural resources and promote a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community.

Our Values

  • Employees are our most valuable resource and essential in delivering our mission.
  • Visitors, customers and employees will receive prompt, courteous service that exceeds expectations.
  • We will be innovative in our thinking, thoughtful in our planning and efficient in our execution.
  • Community leadership, transparency and public-private partnerships drive our business decisions.
  • We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity. We believe that our unique differences enrich and empower the lives of all and we will work collaboratively to achieve common goals.
  • We will not compromise on safety or environmental compliance.
  • We consider today’s actions for tomorrow’s benefit.