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Public Works Department

NOTICE: 

PUBLIC WORKS MOVING FORWARD

IN THE AGE OF COVID – 19

 

Resident Service Office at 34 Middletown Avenue is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7am - 4pm. We want to ensure that everyone stays safe by requiring residents to wear a mask and practice social distancing. One resident at a time will be allowed in the office so anticipate extra time for service.

 

Bulk Appointments and free Residential Waste coupons are being issued from the Resident Services Office. To schedule Bulk Appointments, we ask you to please call (203-946-7700) first to confirm that there are appointments available in your neighborhood. When picking up coupons we ask residents to have their id with New Haven address ready to present when they enter our office. Note that beginning in February, only validate coupons will be accepted to use the Residential Waste Center at the Transfer Station, 260 Middletown Avenue Monday – Saturday 9 am – 12 pm.

 

We are experiencing heavy call volume at our 7700 line so be patient with us and leave a clear, detailed message with your phone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Remember too you can always report Public Works issues at See Click Fix found on our city website.

 

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

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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 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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