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The Department of Public Works delivers a variety of services that Chattanooga's citizens rely on daily including; the City's infrastructure-its design, construction and maintenance; the interceptor sewer system and wastewater treatment facility; the storm water system and water quality; the collection and disposal of garbage, brush, recycling, and household hazardous waste; parks maintenance, programming and operations.

Chattanooga's Department of Public Works is Accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Accredited in 2016, Chattanooga became the first public works department to receive full accreditation in the State of Tennessee. This means that the agency has proven that policies and procedures are developed and implemented to effectively and efficiently serve the public's need

What We Do:

Solid Waste & Recycling
Garbage collection, recycle collection, brush collection, leaf collection, and bulky trash collection, landfills, wood recycle facility, recycling convenience centers, and refuse convenience centers.

Operations, maintenance, and programming of City Parks.

Construction and stormwater engineering including design, project management, inspection, surveying and also manages the City's GIS program.

Facilities Management oversees the management of city-owned building envelopes. 

Water Quality Program
Manages surface water quality including stormwater and potential pollutants that can enter our streams.

Street Maintenance
Construction and maintenance of roads, pothole repairs, snow and ice removal, right-of-way mowing, street sweeping and litter collection.

Operation of wastewater collection systems and Moccasin Bend Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Urban Forestry
Plants, maintains, and manages the City's street trees and forest resource.


Because of you

Serve people with integrity and improve the infrastructure and environment through excellence.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311  


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