Public Works

The Department of Public Works directs and controls eight divisions: Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Parking, Park Maintenance, Property Management, Recreation, Streets, Traffic Engineering, and Waste collection and oversees the Public Auditorium, West Side Market, Cleveland Browns stadium, on-street parking, and all City owned off-street parking facilities.

  • Waste Collection to be Delayed for Memorial Day

    The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works will not pick up waste Monday, May 29 due to the Memorial Day holiday. There will be a one day delay in the waste collection schedule - trash will be collected Tuesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 3. Regularly scheduled trash pick-up will resume on Monday, June 5. Questions regarding collection can be directed to the Division of Waste Collection at 216.664.3711.

  • City to Work With Detroit Shoreway Residents to Reduce Franklin Blvd. Speed Limit

    Due to community concerns about the speed limit on Franklin Boulevard in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, the City plans to support residents and City Council as they seek to reduce it to 25 miles per hour. In the meantime, in accordance with State of Ohio law, the speed limit will remain 35 miles per hour on Franklin Boulevard.

  • Recreation Centers Offering Lifeguard Training Classes

    Clevelanders can become professional American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards. Successful applicants must be at least 15 years old by the age of March 31st, 2017. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee employment with the City of Cleveland.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Common household products found in the kitchen, basement, bath, and garage can emit toxic vapors into homes, and can be harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. These products can be disposed of safely during the City of Cleveland’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

  • Updated List: City Recycling Drop Off Sites

    As residents take advantage of the convenience of curbside recycling, drop-off sites have seen a decline in usage The City will continue to to accept bulk recycling at its Ridge Road Transfer Facility. Accepted items include glass, paper, plastic, metals and cardboard. In addition to the Ridge Road facility, a number of additional recycling drop-off sites will remain available.
     

  • Change in Traffic Pattern on East 152nd

    A new traffic pattern along East 152nd Street between Woodworth Avenue and South Waterloo Road will be part of the ongoing road improvements and upgrades. Traffic will be moved to the east side of the roadway and two-way traffic will be maintained. We ask that motorists remain alert for lane shifts. Barrels will be used to indicate the direction of traffic. The direction change will remain in place until August 2017.

  • September 5th to 9th: Scrap Tire Drop Off

    Residents may drop off up to ten tires per household at 2 locations. This free service is for residents only, and tires will not be accepted from vehicles with commercial plates.

  • City Provides Free Document Shredding!

    Residents can drive up and drop off documents or stay and watch the 4,500 pound per hour shredder in action at 5600 Carnegie Avenue weekdays, and some Saturdays.

  • City and County Accept Computers and Cell Phones for Recycling

    The City of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District have teamed up to recycle unwanted computer equipment and cell phones. All collected computer equipment will either be upgraded and distributed to schools or recycled. Equipment may be dropped off at two locations weekdays and some Saturdays.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Parade Permit Applications

    Any person or entity planning to hold a parade on the streets of Cleveland must obtain a permit as required by Cleveland Codified Ordinance § 411.05 by completing an application and filing it with the Office of Special Events & Marketing.

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

About the Department of Public Works

The recent consolidation of the former departments of Public Service and Parks, Recreation & Properties in order to form the Department of Public Works improves service, efficiency, and reduces redundancy through the sharing of equipment and personnel.

This is the City’s 3rd largest department with over 1,100 dedicated employees serving Cleveland.

Public Works is responsible for core services. Annually the department picks up approximately 156,000 tons of waste, uses 70,000 tons of salt for snow, paints over 7,000 crosswalks, and provides over 49,000 vacant property service visits. The department also maintains city parks and parking lots, and provides leisure opportunities to residents.

The department's goals are threefold:

  • Provide consistent, quality service; maintain clean neighborhoods and safe streets and sidewalks for pedestrians, motorists, and visitors.
  • Use a sustainable and proactive approach to provide services and recreational activities in order to maintain quality of life for Cleveland residents and visitors.
  • Operate and maintain clean, accessible, vibrant public space for exploration, relaxation, and exercise, while connecting culturally diverse venues of sports, entertainment, and educational experiences.
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