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.
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:
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
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.
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:
Provide Project Management
We provide project management oversight of various projects including:
Assist with Coordination of Services
Although not specifically under our jurisdiction or control, department staff will help with:
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