Public Works

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The Public Works Department is responsible for:
  • Street maintenance
  • Street cleaning
  • Snow and ice control
  • Storm sewer maintenance
  • Sanitary sewer maintenance
  • Riverfront maintenance
  • Floodwall operations
  • Street and traffic lighting
  • Underground City electrical utility location
  • Port of Dubuque maintenance
  • Refuse collection
  • Recyclables collection
  • Yard waste collection
  • Food scrap collection
  • Large item pick-up service
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Street and traffic signs
The department also provides full administrative and operations staff support to the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency for its landfill operations, yard waste composting, household hazardous materials management, electronic waste management, and solid waste management education programs.
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