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The Department of Public Works is comprised of nineteen (19) Maintenance Divisions and divides the City geographically into six (6) street, seven (7) park and six (6) specialty divisions.

The Specialty Divisions have City-wide coverage to best manage the City's assets. These divisions are located within the Bureaus of Operations and Transportation and Engineering.

Browse the list of Street and Park Divisions to find out who is responsible for maintaining the asset in your neighborhood. While we prefer complaints, comments, suggestions  and/or compliments to come in via the 311 link, for your convenience, a phone number is provided for each division as well as the name and title of the contact person.


The Department of Public works is responsible for the maintenance  of an extensive infrastructure of parks, roads, buildings, lots, and signs. The inventory of public infrastructure maintained by the Maintainance divisions includes:

  • 1,060 lineal miles of streets (890 asphalt, 90 concrete, 80 brick/blockstone)
  • 655 sets of city steps, covering 22 lineal miles.
  • 1,700 litter recepticles.
  • 44,400 street lighting fixtures.
  • 850,00 street signs.
  • 33 miles of guardrails.
  • 1,672 lots owned by the city that are part of parks, greenways and City government facilities.
  • 7,600 lots owned by the city or jointly by the City, County ,and Board of Education.
  • 2,882 acres of park.
  • 167 parks.
  • 654 acres of turf.
  • 195 park facilities and various green spaces.
  • 253 courts consisting of multipurpose, basketball, tennis, volleyball, street hockey, horseshoe and bocce.
  • 120 fields ( baseball, softball, football  soccer, rugby and lacrosse fields).
  • 128 play areas consisting of playgrounds, parklets, and tot lots.
  • 33,00 street trees.


2016 Recycling Newsletter and Collection Schedules are available.

Visit the Collection Schedules page to find out your recycling collection week.  You may also call the Bureau of Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.

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