The Public Works Department provides a wide range of services that have significant economic impact, improve people’s lives and help define the quality of life for residents and visitors. The department’s core services include maintenance and repair of the city’s infrastructure (streets, curb, gutters, and right-of-way); cemetery operations; stormwater maintenance; environmental services; supervision of trash collection and recycling services; fleet maintenance; and capital project management.

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Maintain Streets

The Street Department is responsible for maintaining the city’s infrastructure (streets, curb, gutters, sidewalks and right-of-way) as well as the city-owned cemetery. Services include inspecting, repairing and replacing streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and traffic control signs, street sweeping and mowing of city right-of-way. The Department also has its own sign shop for making street and traffic control signs for the city.

Please contact us to report any of the following:

  • Potholes
  • Street or traffic signs down
  • General questions or concerns

Manage Sanitation Collections

Republic Services is the contract vendor responsible for the collection of garbage and recycling within the city limits for all residential and commercial areas. Garbage is collected once a week on designated days Tuesday through Friday. The city provides 95-gallon trash containers to most residential locations. Yard waste (green waste) is collected every Monday when placed at the curb by 7 am. Bulk material collection is available for an extra fee based on the item, size, weight, and collection time required to pick up the material. More detailed information about the city's sanitation program ican be found on the Sanitation tab.

Provide Recycling Services

Why recycle?

  • Reduces operating costs for the city by delaying or eliminating future rate increases
  • Saves space in landfills and keeps down the cost of disposal
  • Environmentally the right thing to do

Currently, the citywide recycle rate is 14%. A recent pilot program which introduced wheeled recycle carts to several neighborhoods improved the rate to 30%. The citywide goal is 40%.

Recycle materials are collected one day a week. The city uses a “single stream” recycling program meaning all recyclables are comingled in one container. For more details click here.

The city has an environmental group called Keep Kennesaw Beautiful appointed by Mayor and Council which works diligently to build awareness of the value of recycling and holds electronic recycle events twice a year. Look for recycle news and events sponsored by the Committee on the home page.

Keep Equipment Repaired

The Fleet Maintenance Shop manages and maintains all city vehicles and equipment including police vehicles, heavy equipment, and small engines. They also oversee the fueling facilities and procurement.

Manage Stormwater

The stormwater utility is responsible for the management and maintenance of the stormwater system that protects our water sources from pollution and improves the overall water quality. Contact Public Works for more information regarding the Stormwater Program.

Some of the services provided by the stormwater program include:

  • Flood protection
  • Improved water quality
  • Stormwater system cleaning and repair
  • System replacement, design and construction
  • Public education and outreach
  • Erosion control and pollution prevention
  • Major project management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Watershed evaluation

Provide Project Management

We provide project management oversight of various projects including:

  • Community Development Block Grants (over one million dollars spent on construction of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and stormwater improvements in Woodland Acres)
  • Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects including Old Highway 41 improvements between Barrett and Cobb Parkways; Rutledge Road and Cathy Lane improvements; Pine Mountain Road improvements; and Cherokee Street improvements
  • Cobb County water and sewer improvements project in Woodland Acres

Assist with Coordination of Services

Although not specifically under our jurisdiction or control, department staff will help with:

  •  Sewer and water problems (Cobb County Water)
  • Street light problems (Georgia Power & Cobb EMC)
  • Traffic signal problems (Cobb County Department of Transportation) 
 

3080 Moon Station Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 421-8582
Fax: (770) 429-4552

Earnie Via
Director
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Report An Issue

Need help from the Public Works team? Let us know your issue, from street repair to sanitation concerns. We want to hear from you! Click here.

Did You Know?

Kennesaw was originally named Big Shanty.
  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.