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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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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.

Please click VIEW PDF to read the full announcement

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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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City of New Haven Announces Grand Avenue Bridge Closure

April 11, 2020 

April 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of New Haven Announces Grand Avenue Bridge Closure

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and City officials announced the formal closing of the Grand Avenue Bridge starting Monday, April 13, for significant construction improvements. The bridge is a vital traffic artery in New Haven that connects the Fair Haven neighborhood to the Fair Haven Heights neighborhood. This long-awaited closure starts on Monday and will last for an estimated 610 days for significant structural improvements to the bridge. The City of New Haven has made it abundantly clear to the contractor that they must follow all New Haven health officials’ guidelines and CDC protocols during this pandemic to reduce exposure to their workers and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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