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Commissioner | William M. Johnson

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to deliver industry leading Public Works services that maintain and improve the City’s infrastructure through strong community partnerships, transparent policies, and sustainable procedures utilizing a highly effective and dedicated workforce leading to increased public safety, health and wellness for the residents of Atlanta.

Contact Information 

Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6240

Customer Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tel: 311 or 404.546.0311

William M. Johnson

Larry King
Deputy Commissioner

Office of Solid Waste Services
Tel: 404.330.6236 :

Gayla Dodson
Program Management Officer

Office of Transportation Services
Tel: 404.330.6501

Capital Projects
Tel: 404.330.6739

Barrington Brown, PE 
Interim Program Management Officer

Operations, Engineering & Permits

Cotena Alexander
Program Management Officer

Office of Fleet Services
Tel: 404.622.7681

Dale Fambrough
Program Management Officer

Tracey Woods, Director

Bill Eckel, Director

NOTE: For garbage collection, or to receive a trash bin call 311. For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 311.

Departmental News, Events & Information

Renew Atlanta 2015 Infrastructure Bond

Solid Waste Services
Recycling with Cartlanta & Recycling Perks

Transportation Services & Projects

Report a Pothole or Sidewalk Hazard

Do you have a question or concern for Public Works?


The City of Atlanta is pleased to provide residents and customers with Atlanta 311 (ATL311). 311 is Atlanta’s primary phone number for government information and non-emergency services. Whether you’re a resident, business owner, or visitor, help is just a click or call away. Call 311 or (404) 546-0311.

2017 DPW Winter Weather Tips

Winter Weather  Tips

Solid Waste Management Industry Forum

On Thursday, September 28 the City of Atlanta hosted an industry forum to introduce its planned procurement approach for Solid Waste Management Services.  

Additional information can be found here.

Solid Waste Industry Forum Attendee List


Current/Pending Transportation Projects

DPW provides weekly updates on transportation projects that may impact your daily commute. Click here for a listing of current projects.  

Office of the Commissioner 
The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership and direction for the overall management and operation of the Department Public Works. It provides support services for the management of departmental operations. These support services include human resource and labor relations; budget administration and management; monitoring of contracts, grants, and assessments; communications & community engagement; analysis of operations for improving effectiveness and efficiency; and coordination of legislative affairs for the department. 

Office of Solid Waste Services

The Office of Solid Waste Services is responsible for the collection and disposal management of solid waste within the City of Atlanta. This office is also responsible for waste reduction and recycling; landfill post-closure management; solid waste management and analysis; education and enforcement; street sweeping and cleaning; dead animal removal; facilitating the Keep Atlanta Beautiful program, and assisting with city-wide emergency operations.

Office of Transportation

The Office of Transportation is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the City's infrastructure. It provides a variety of services to the residents of Atlanta, internal operating departments, and governmental agencies. This office is comprised of Capital Projects, Technical Services, Infrastructure Project Development, Crew Construction & Maintenance, Condition Assessments and Permits, the Public Parking Program.

Office of Fleet Services

The Office of Fleet Services is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of the City of Atlanta’s motorized equipment fleet of 4,673 units and 756 components, totaling over 5,429 pieces. This Office is also responsible for the purchasing and dispensing of over three million gallons of fuel annually. Additionally, this office partners with other City departments in the delivery of critical City services.


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