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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:

  • The improvement, protection and maintenance of the public right-of-way.
  • To provide prompt, valuable and effective communications for all citizen’s inquiries and requests.
  • To efficiently collect, recycle and dispose of all solid waste through a process that is most beneficial for the environment.
  • To maintain all City of Atlanta vehicles and provide all departments with equipment vital to performing critical city services.

DPW Core Values

  • Integrity: We model ethical behavior in our everyday responsibilities.
  • Teamwork: We work together to continuously improve the infrastructure of the City of Atlanta.
  • Innovation: We are driven by constant exploration for improvement in processes and policies.
  • Professionalism: We are experienced, proficient, and competent in our service to our citizens.

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.  

Departmental News, Events & Information

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.

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Office of Solid Waste Services

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

Solid Waste Rates Adjustments FAQs

Residential Solid Waste Service Enhancements

Letter to Commercial Property Owners

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Office of Fleet Services

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, this office partners with other City departments in the delivery of critical City services.

Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works

55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552

Customer Service
Tel: 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or 404.546.0311

Office of Solid Waste Services  Tel: 404.330.6236                            Gayla Dodson                            Program Management Officer    Email:

Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552                        Kanika Greenlee                            Email:

Office of Fleet Services
Tel: 404.622.7681
William 'Bill' Eckel

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.

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