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Public Works Department

NOTICE: 

Public Works Department in the Age of Covid-19 

 

Our Trash and Recycling crew continue to work their schedule in order to maintain trash and recycling routes and keep our city clean. We remind residents to please make sure your trash bag is tightly closed before placing it inside your brown trash toter. We are asking everyone to do that for our crews’ safety and our community’s protection. As well our crews continue to practice social distancing for everyone’s protection.   

 

Bulk Appointments have resumed and the Residential Waste Center at the Transfer Station-260 Middletown Avenue is still open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 12 pm. In order to use the Residential Waste Center residents must present a valid id with their New Haven address on it.

 

Though our offices are closed to the public, we are working and suggest that you call our Resident Services number, (203) 946 -7700, and if you don’t get an answer immediately, just leave your name and number and we will get back to you. Remember you can quickly report your public works issue to See Click Fix .  

 

Please be patient with us as we attempt to navigate these new times and be safe.


About the Department

Public Works mission is to improve the overall cleanliness and quality of life in New Haven by providing effective maintenance and management of the City’s infrastructure and public assets. The mission is supported through following areas:

Resident Services
Reports and responds to residents’ issues, questions and resource needs through in-person, phone and/or on-line contexts

Streets Division
Provides daily delivery of services to support maintaining the Right-of-Way

Refuse Division
Providing efficient collection of household waste including mixed solid waste, single-stream recyclables and seasonal waste thereby promoting clean and healthy neighborhoods.

Finance/Admin Division
Maintains department’s fiscal health, revenue and accountability along with overseeing safety and training.

Bridge Division
Offers safe and reliable operations of three movable bridges plus maintains New Haven bridge system for safe usage by vehicles and pedestrians.

Fleet Maintenance
Supports efficient maintenance of all rolling stock and motorized equipment assigned to department.

Right of Way/Public Space Enforcement
Ensuring that ROW follow City Ordinances as it pertains to sidewalks, refuse collection, snow removal, signage, civil uses and safety.

Eviction Services
Providing for contracted storage of personal goods through legal evictions and ensures that the chain of custody is established in accordance with State and local regulations and laws.

Contact Us

Director
Jeff Pescosolido

Phone
(203) 946-7700

Address
34 Middletown Ave
New Haven, CT 06513

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00am-4:00pm

Latest News

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Mayor Elicker to Join Elected Officials and Residents After Major Environmental Victory

January 14, 2021 

January 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All-American Waste withdraws applications for a
controversial waste transfer plant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Today, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker joined members of the Board of Alders, Senate President Martin Looney, Save the Sound, community activists, and residents to announce that All-American Waste withdrew its applications to expand a trash facility that would have significantly impacted the environment in the Annex and surrounding neighborhoods. The group held a press conference to formally announce this victory for the community and the environment.

Mayor Justin Elicker said "I was pleased to hear the news yesterday that All-American Waste pulled their applications for a project that would have had a significant negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods have gone through so much with the pandemic, and an expanded waste processing facility would have increased rodents, pollution, smells, and potentially risked polluting the Quinnipiac River. Large cities should not bear the overwhelming burden of processing the state’s waste. This is an important environmental justice issue. I want to thank our elected officials, activists, and residents for their hard work to call out what this facility would do to our community," he concluded.

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New Haven Mayor Releases Statement on Connecticut DEEP Tentative Approval on 19 Wheeler Street

November 4, 2020 

November 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement regarding the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s tentative approval of the expansion of a waste processing facility at 19 Wheeler Street in New Haven:

Earlier today, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of tentative determination to approve receipt and processing of municipal solid waste – basically household garbage – at 19 Wheeler Street, which is a 15-acre site along the Quinnipiac River. I have already expressed serious concerns about this proposal, as have many members of our Board of Alders, State Delegation, and environmental stakeholders.

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City of New Haven to Close Lighthouse Point Park Due to Isaias Damage

August 7, 2020 

August 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of New Haven to Close Lighthouse Point Park Due to Isaias Damage

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today the City of New Haven announced the closure of Lighthouse Point Park due to the widespread damage from Tropical Storm Isaias. There is currently no power at the park. As a result, the lighthouse is without power, and there are no working bathrooms because there is no power for the sewage injection pumps. Tree damage is widespread, and for the safety of residents and visitors, the park will remain closed until further notice.

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City of New Haven Implements New Street Sweeping Policy

July 28, 2020 

July 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of New Haven Implements New Street Sweeping Policy

Eliminating Towing to Save Residents Money

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today the City of New Haven announced that it has implemented a new street sweeping policy in an effort to save residents money and the hassle of being towed.

“We are always looking for ways to find efficiencies in the way we provide services to our residents,” stated New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker. “I have heard countless stories of residents walking outside in the morning only to find their car is gone and then spending much of the day trying to track down their car and pay exorbitant fees to towing companies just to get their car back. There is simply a better way for us to keep our streets clean and make life a bit easier for our residents. Read the full press release, click VIEW PDF.

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City of New Haven Street Sweeping

July 23, 2020 

The City of New Haven has implemented a new street sweeping policy that will save you money in the long run.

There will no longer be towing for street sweeping, instead, the City has moved the ticket fee from $50 to $100 to save you money...and a trip to the tow yard.

On scheduled street sweeping days, please remove your vehicle from the route from 7 AM to 3 PM. To be notified of street sweeping in your area sign up for Emergency Notifications here: bit.ly/NHVAlerts

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